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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 Gold
Overall Score 75.27
Liaison Katie Lavin
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Sterling College (VT)
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 6.00 Kelly Jones
Manager
Buildings and Grounds
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 575 MMBtu 153.41 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 575 MMBtu 114.19 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 57,076 Gross Square Feet 57,076 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 698 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 8,606
Cooling degree days 285

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 July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015
Baseline Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014

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

We started tracking our kilowatt hours for our first year completing the AASHE STARS report.


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

We are putting low wattage circulator pumps on furnaces.


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

We are retrofitting all of our old light fixtures to LED.


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

Any time the College upgrades a building or has to replace fixtures in a building, we ensure that we upgrade lights to LED, upgrade toilets and sinks to be WaterSense labeled, and any appliances to be Energy Star rated.


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

Any time the College upgrades a building or has to replace fixtures in a building, we ensure that we upgrade any appliances to be Energy Star rated.


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:

We have no vending machines on campus.


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

Instead of constructing new buildings, we renovate existing structures whenever possible. Recent renovations include the use of natural light, solar hot water heaters, and radiant floor heating.


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.