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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 53.23
Liaison Ryan Kmetz
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

St. Lawrence University
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 6.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 57,838.20 MMBtu 60,565 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 57,838.20 MMBtu 60,565 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2006 June 30, 2007

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):

Climate Action Plan baseline year


Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 1,870,870 Gross Square Feet 1,962,801 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 0.10 MMBtu / GSF 0.10 MMBtu / GSF

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

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 6,735 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 641 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 114,000 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
2,110,370 Gross Square Feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
3.72 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):

The University maintains an energy usage dashboard which is accessible to all members of the University and the public. Classes often utilize the energy data for projects. Additionally, each fall the University participates in a campus energy challenge.


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

The University uses an energy management system to manage temperature setbacks in our larger academic and residential buildings and programmable thermostats in our small residences.


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

The University is currently working on retrofitting lighting with LED solutions where it is technically and economically feasible to do so.


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

The newly constructed residence hall (2014) is improved with a geothermal systems.


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

The University's Central Heating Plant is improved with a co-generation unit which utilizes a turbine to produce electricity from steam.


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):

Efficiency Upgrades - When replacing lighting, plumbing, and mechanical fixtures we identify and install more efficient equipment. Including LED lighting, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and high efficiency HVAC equipment.
Appliances - When replacing old or broken appliances preference is given to Energy Star Appliances


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.