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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 48.14
Liaison Sean Vormwald
Submission Date April 4, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Onondaga Community College
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.44 / 6.00 Sean Vormwald
Director of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety
Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 92,538.01 MMBtu 77,276.37 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 46,192.01 MMBtu 41,848.47 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,224,924 Gross Square Feet 848,833 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 0 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 7,229
Cooling degree days 777

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 Sept. 1, 2013 Aug. 1, 2014
Baseline Year Sept. 1, 2004 Aug. 31, 2005

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

The previous version of STARS required a 2005 baseline. This baseline year was maintained for the current STARS report.


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

Onondaga has temperature set point standards include heat occupied spaces to a target temperature of 68° F during the winter; and cool occupied spaces to a target temperature of 74° F in centrally air conditioned spaces during the summer.


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

Onondaga has exterior LED lights installed for roadways and parking lots, and interior LED lights in certain locations.


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

Onondaga has occupancy sensor controls for lighting throughout most of campus buildings.


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:

The Furnace Brook Center utilizes a geothermal ground-source heat pump to heat and cool the building.


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:

Onondaga utilizes a campus wide energy management system to centrally control HVAC equipment. All campus buildings have energy submeters.


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

Onondaga purchases energy efficient equipment whenever possible


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:

Onondaga has implemented many energy conservation initiatives including reducing occupancy schedules for HVAC systems in order to reduce energy consumption during unoccupied building times.


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.