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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 50.89
Liaison Nicholas Kordesch
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2017
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STARS v2.1

San Francisco State University
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 6.00 Nick Kordesch
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 8,866.50 MMBtu 9,422 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 8,866.50 MMBtu 9,422 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014
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 baseline year of fiscal year 2009-2010 was selected to provide a 5 year comparisson.

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 3,405,403 Gross Square Feet 3,852,144 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 0.00 MMBtu / GSF 0.00 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.01 MMBtu / GSF 0.01 MMBtu / GSF

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

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 1,927 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 478 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 331,585 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
4,068,573 Gross Square Feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
0.91 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):

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

SF State's Facilities department uses a computer program to monitor HVAC systems energy performance throughout campus.

SF State uses occupancy sensors for lighting throughout campus.

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

The SF State Parking Garage used motion detector-enabled LED lighting. The Fine Arts Gallery uses LEDs. The President's Office is being retrofitted with LED lighting.

SF State uses motion sensors throughout campus buildings to reduce energy consumption from lighting.

SF State employs delamping as a method for lowering lighting energy use by removing excessive lighting.

SF State's newer buildings use daylighting to reduce the need for mechanical lighting.

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):

SF State operated 2 cogeneration plants until 2012 when they were decomissioned. Part of the decision to leave them in non-operation is to decrease greenhouse gas emissions from natural gas.

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):

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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.