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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.57
Liaison Yaffa Grossman
Submission Date March 16, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Beloit College
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.16 / 6.00 Lindsay Chapman
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 106,017.40 MMBtu 112,333.30 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 30,847.40 MMBtu 30,479.90 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 75,170 MMBtu 82,273.20 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,153,287 Gross Square Feet 1,153,287 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 26,683 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 6,904
Cooling degree days 651

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 June 1, 2014 May 31, 2015
Baseline Year June 1, 2013 May 31, 2014

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

The building energy consumption baseline was adopted to coincide with the Beloit College Sustainability Plan which states a baseline year of the 2013-14 academic year.


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

Almost all of the 90 buildings owned by the College have temperature set points regulated by our Building Automation System.
During winter months, buildings are heated to 68 degrees F
During summer months, buildings are cooled to 72 degrees F.


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

The College is installing LEDs in dormitory buildings and academic buildings as cost-effective options, rebates, and incentives become available. Currently we've already installed LEDs in one of our art galleries, and a few dormitory buildings, and several academic buildings.


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

Occupancy sensors are being employed in several of our academic buildings including the Science Center, Godfrey Anthropology building, and the Sports Center gymnasium and bathrooms.


A brief description of any passive solar heating employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any ground-source heat pumps employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any cogeneration technologies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any building recommissioning or retrofit program employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:
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A brief description of the institution's program to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment and systems with high efficiency alternatives:

As boilers and furnaces reach their end of life, the College has committed to replacing these systems with 95% efficiency systems.


A brief description of any energy-efficient landscape design initiatives employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any vending machine sensors, lightless machines, or LED-lit machines employed by the institution:
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A brief description of other energy conservation and efficiency initiatives employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.