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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 Gold
Overall Score 68.01
Liaison Andrew Predmore
Submission Date March 2, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Indiana University Bloomington
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.19 / 6.00 Erica Steinfeldt
Analyst
Capital Planning and Facilities
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 911,951.26 MMBtu 963,026.76 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 4,521 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 916,472.26 MMBtu 963,026.76 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, 2009 June 30, 2010

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 energy consumption baseline was adopted in 2009 because this is the year when IU opened its Office of Sustainability.


Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 17,232,144 Gross Square Feet 14,357,569 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 0.05 MMBtu / GSF 0.07 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.17 MMBtu / GSF 0.21 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline:
20.98

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 4,622 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,228.30 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 1,012,948 Square Feet
Healthcare space 25,069 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
19,786,150 Gross Square Feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
7.92 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):
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A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution (e.g. building temperature standards, occupancy and vacancy sensors):

Indiana University Bloomington uses timers through their Energy Management System to reset temperature settings in the majority of buildings on campus during unoccupied hours. This is 68 degrees in the winter and 76 degrees in the summer.


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

LEDs installed total 1,291 fixtures, including:

Student Recreational Sports Center - 110 down lights
IU Alumni Center - 264 down lights
Rose Hall (residential)- 697 down lights
Ballantine Hall (academic) - 100 LED 2x4 fixtures
IU Health Center - 61 2x4 fixtures
Jordan Hall (academic) - 59 2x4 fixtures

Installations continue across campus and this number is continuing its climb.


A brief description of passive solar heating, geothermal systems, and related strategies employed by the institution:
A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution, e.g. combined heat and power (CHP):

240 KW microturbine at Central Heating Plant replaced pressure reducing valves.


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