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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.

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Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Oct. 16, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Kentucky
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

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Endowment size:
957,784,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
812 Acres
+ Date Revised: Nov. 3, 2015

IECC climate region:
Mixed-Humid

Locale:
Large city

Gross floor area of building space:
19,930,190 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
12,411,421 Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
2,229,643 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
3,954,741 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
121,395 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
2,681,336 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal 95.70
Geothermal ---
Hydro ---
Natural gas 4.30
Nuclear ---
Solar photovoltaic ---
Wind ---
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

We have 75KW of deployed solar pv but it does not generate a significant portion of our electricity.


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal 16
Electricity ---
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 84
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:

Two of our residence halls (172K GSF) are heated and cooled with a ground source geothermal system. The system has 108 boreholes, 500 feet deep with 317.25 Tons of Connected Load (~3,807,000 BTU).


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.