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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 Bronze
Overall Score 38.32
Liaison Patrick McKee
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Eastern Kentucky University
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.91 / 6.00 Patrick McKee
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 228,431.42 MMBtu 231,653.23 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
District steam/hot water (sourced from offsite) 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
Energy from all other sources (excluding transportation fuels) 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
Total 228,431.42 MMBtu 231,653.23 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2012 June 30, 2015

A brief description of when and why the building energy consumption baseline was adopted (e.g. in sustainability plans and policies or in the context of other reporting obligations):

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 5,403,504 Gross Square Feet 5,695,895.44 Gross Square Feet

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0.04 MMBtu / GSF 0.04 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.13 MMBtu / GSF 0.13 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline:

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 3,522 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,506 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 40,485 Square Feet
Healthcare space 4,060 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
5,556,629.63 Gross Square Feet

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

Documentation (e.g. spreadsheet or utility records) to support the performance year energy consumption figures reported above:

A brief description of the institution's initiatives to shift individual attitudes and practices in regard to energy efficiency (e.g. outreach and education efforts):

Campus wide email memos for prior to breaks and University closures to remind employees to turn off unnecessary electrical devices and equipment.

A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution (e.g. building temperature standards, occupancy and vacancy sensors):

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

All lighting retrofits from 2017 have been converted to LEDs

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

Weber Building and Sayre Building have geothermal heating systems

A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution, e.g. combined heat and power (CHP):

A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment and systems with high efficiency alternatives (e.g. building re-commissioning or retrofit programs):

Ongoing plan to replace aging energy consuming appliances with Energy STAR or otherwise energy efficient models.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Ronnie Mink - Facilities Services

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.