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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 51.71
Liaison Jeffrey Severin
Submission Date July 17, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Kansas
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

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

Endowment size:
1,830,048 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
895.90 Acres

IECC climate region:
Mixed-Humid

Locale:
Mid-size city

Gross floor area of building space:
9,174,660 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
5,474,754 Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
506,345 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
34,138 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
392,666 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
1,005,177 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 72
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0
Natural gas 5
Nuclear 14
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 9
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:

A small percentage of landfill gas is included in the fuel mix of our energy provider.


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 100
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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1) Campus area includes Lawrence Campus and associated properties, and excludes satellite, farm, and research properties.
2) Buildings and related utilities outside of the main campus and other Lawrence properties have been excluded.
3) "Net Assignable Square Footage" is used for "conditioned floor area" as not all conditioned space is quantified separately.
4) Electricity source based on Westar Energy's Optimal Fuel Mix as reported for 2014.

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.