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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 56.68
Liaison Jeanne Gulnick
Submission Date July 18, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Saint Joseph's College - ME
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.25 / 6.00 Don Tanguay
Director of Facilities
Facilities
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 12,328 MMBtu 14,882 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 12,328 MMBtu 14,882 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, 2008 June 30, 2009

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):

We chose the baseline year simply because it was the same year that we used for the baseline for our ghg inventory.


Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 450,000 Gross Square Feet 430,000 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 0.03 MMBtu / GSF 0.03 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.09 MMBtu / GSF 0.11 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline (0-100):
20.84

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 6,452 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 607 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 6,000 Square Feet
Healthcare space 832 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
467,776 Gross Square Feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
3.73 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):

Task Force
Purchasing Policy
Added to all Job Description


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

A Johnson MetaSys BAS system monitors and controls space temp and other subsystems across the campus, withthe exception of two small buildings. (~ 427KGSF is on the BAS )


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

LED conversion Project 3500 fixtures replaced


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

We have no co-generation


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 is energy saver


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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BTU's above assume heating fuels & power input to the campus-proper. Road and Grounds fuels are not included.

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.