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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 54.45
Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Haverford College
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.33 / 6.00 Bill Anderko
Asst Director Facilities Management: Maintenance
Facilities Management
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 48,341.90 MMBtu 50,338 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 17.78 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
District steam/hot water (sourced from offsite) 83,618.70 MMBtu 67,780 MMBtu
Energy from all other sources (excluding transportation fuels) 63.87 MMBtu 63.87 MMBtu
Total 132,042.25 MMBtu 118,181.87 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016
Baseline Year July 1, 2004 June 30, 2005

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):

The baseline year was adopted as the first year that a complete GHG inventory was performed in accordance with ACUPCC requirements, and the year we were required to make our first inventory submittal under the ACUPCC program.


Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 1,717,556 Gross Square Feet 1,490,284 Gross Square Feet

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:
3.14

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0.08 MMBtu / GSF 0.08 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.15 MMBtu / GSF 0.16 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline (0-100):
8.61

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 4,271 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,650 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 202,836 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
2,180,095 Gross Square Feet

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

Documentation (e.g. spreadsheet or utility records) 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 (e.g. outreach and education efforts):

Several years ago the college installed electric sub meters in all it's major buildings and tied those into a Lucid Dashboard web site, available to the entire community for viewing. Each year energy reduction competitions are conducted using the Lucid web site to raise awareness, and demonstrate how simple practice changes can significantly reduce energy use.


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

The College just completed year three of a five year program to replace its early 90s vintage campus building automation system (BAS) with a state of the art AutomatedLogic WebCTRL BAS which is enabling increased effiencies via finer control. Generally, target heating season occupied temps are 66 to 70 degrees F & 62 to 66 degrees F un-occupied & target cooling season occupied temps are 76 to 80 degrees F & 80 to 84 degrees F un-occupied.


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

All new light fixtures utilized LED lighting. The College just completed year 2 of a 5 year program to upgrade lighting across campus. The use of LED lighting, occupancy sensors and daylight sensors are common upgrades.


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

The Athletic Center uses an evacuated tube solar collection array to pre-heat its electric hot water and to provide space heating in the main lobby. The presidents house uses a geothermal system for all of its space heating and cooling needs.


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

There is no co-generation or combined heat and power at the College. Rather the College is taking a hard look at buying into a remote photovoltaic array a as source of renewable electric power, without the carbons of co-gen & 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):

All new appliances and equipment is Energy Star rated. Replacement of old boilers with condensing boilers is common. The Athletic Center and East Wing of the Science Center have both been retro commissioned. Two recent full building renovations (a research/teaching lab and a visual arts and media center) have been thoroughly commissioned.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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