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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 Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Mark Bremer
Submission Date April 6, 2016
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State University of New York Polytechnic Institute
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Aaron LaFave
Energy Coordinator
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 62,356.86 MMBtu 67,204.93 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 7,628.60 MMBtu 7,739.20 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 831,440 Gross Square Feet 831,440 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 5,910
Cooling degree days 1,049

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 3.34
District steam/hot water 1

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, 2012 June 30, 2013

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

The baseline was exactly two years from the last date of complete data.

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

We have an unwritten comfort implication on campus.
Apx. 68 Heating / 72 Cooling

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

Parking lot lights, pathway lights, building overhead fixtures. As well as ambient lighting.

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

Occupancy sensors are employed in classrooms, hallways, & some stairwells. We also have energy management controls based on predetermined, editable schedules.

A brief description of any passive solar heating employed by the institution:

We have a passive evacuated tube system in our athletic facility capable of delivering 85 MMBtu's annually to heat domestic water and reheat for the building.

A brief description of any ground-source heat pumps employed by the institution:


A brief description of any cogeneration technologies employed by the institution:

We have a 10,000 watt, grid tied, solar panel system in the athletic facility.

A brief description of any building recommissioning or retrofit program employed by the institution:

We are actively involved in an ongoing commissioning & retro-commissioning process here on campus.

A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:

We have electric sub-meters in 10 of our buildings, & gas sub-meters in 3. We also have an energy management system with the capacity to control consumption based on demand response.

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

We follow the State initiative to update & convert all "inefficient" equipment & mechanicals with energy efficient alternatives.

A brief description of any energy-efficient landscape design initiatives employed by the institution:

Our facility & Capital engineers consider all opportunities for environmental optimization of building mechanical & architectural design.

A brief description of any vending machine sensors, lightless machines, or LED-lit machines employed by the institution:

The expectation of all third party vendors & service companies is that of optimal energy efficiency strategies & procedures.

A brief description of other energy conservation and efficiency initiatives employed by the institution:

The most energy & cost efficient equipment & supplies that are proven reliable with proven ROI data are consistently reviewed, considered & employed.

The website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:

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