Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Kerry Case
Submission Date June 12, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Westminster College - Utah
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

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Environmental Director
Environmental Center
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 81160.30 MMBtu 70752 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 39721.30 MMBtu 33776.20 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1012646 Gross Square Feet 802387 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 23934 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 4272
Cooling degree days 2482

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 3.14
District steam/hot water 1.20

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods)::
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013
Baseline Year July 1, 2009 June 30, 2010

A brief description of when and why the building energy consumption baseline was adopted:

This was the performance year from our last STARS (2010-2011) and thereby allows us to compare progress since that last assessment. For ACUPCC reporting, 2008 is used as a baseline for all years.


A brief description of any building temperature standards employed by the institution:

Buildings are maintained between 68-72 degrees during occupied hours. Recently, the institution began reducing/increasing temperatures to save energy during unoccupied hours.


A brief description of any light emitting diode (LED) lighting employed by the institution:

LEDs are currently used in limited locations, like exit lighting and parking structures.


A brief description of any occupancy and/or vacancy sensors employed by the institution:

These are used widely in bathroom spaces, as well as most rooms in newer buildings/renovations, like Meldrum Science Center and Bassis Center for Student Learning.


A brief description of any passive solar heating employed by the institution:

None


A brief description of any ground-source heat pumps employed by the institution:

None


A brief description of any cogeneration technologies employed by the institution:

None


A brief description of any building recommissioning or retrofit program employed by the institution:

None


A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:

Meldrum Science Center is extensively monitored by floor and system, and this information is available to students for research and visitors through interactive displays. Hogle and Carleson residence halls both have individual electricity monitoring because they are not submetered and data is needed for the annual residence hall energy challenge.


A brief description of the institution's program to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment and systems with high efficiency alternatives:

Westminster replaces equipment with the most efficient models possible when they need to be replaced.


A brief description of any energy-efficient landscape design initiatives employed by the institution:

None


A brief description of any vending machine sensors, lightless machines, or LED-lit machines employed by the institution:

None


A brief description of other energy conservation and efficiency initiatives employed by the institution:

None


The website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:

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