Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Elissa Brown
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Whitman College
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.72 / 6.00 Elissa Brown
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability, Physical Plant Services
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 13,495,406 Kilowatt-hours 46,046.33 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 32,586.58 Kilowatt-hours 111.19 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 65,608.81 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
111,766.32 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,213,960 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 115,000 Square Feet
Healthcare space 9,424 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 46,000 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,508,808 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 5,119 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,054 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
6,173 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019

Total site energy consumption per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
12.00 Btu / GSF / Degree-Day (°F)

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 10,863,447.06 Kilowatt-hours 37,066.08 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 26,587.41 Kilowatt-hours 90.72 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, baseline year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 42,020 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
79,176.80 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
1,007,000 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013

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

Fiscal years used for this reporting. The baseline year is FY13 (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013). This is the same year as our Climate Action Plan baseline - the first year we conducted a greenhouse gas emissions inventory.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.09 MMBtu / GSF 0.17 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.08 MMBtu / GSF 0.15 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
0

Documentation to support the performance year energy consumption figures reported above:
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A brief description of the institution's initiatives to shift individual attitudes and practices in regard to energy efficiency:

We have an energy dashboard that features live data from our buildings with electricity sub-meters. We have stickers on many light switches across campus prompting occupants to turn off lights as they leave.


A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution:

We use Automated Logic WebCTRL as our building management system. We have implemented a temperature set point policy.


A brief description of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting and other energy-efficient lighting strategies employed by the institution:

The institution had converted most indoor lighting from T12 to T8s. As part of our lifecycle process and as funding is available, we are implementing LED retrofits across campus. For example, we are retrofitting the entire Penrose Library in January-February, 2020.


A brief description of passive solar heating, geothermal systems, and related strategies employed by the institution:

Our existing buildings do not employ these strategies. We evaluate options that include these strategies for all new construction.


A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution:

We do not currently employ co-generation.


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

As part of our annual lifecycle process, we assess areas in which we can update equipment and building systems.


Website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy include natural gas (656,011.68 therms = 65601.17 MMBtu) and distillate oil #2 (55 US gallons = 7.64 MMBtu).

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