Energy

The majority of the energy that UNMC/NM consume is in the form of electricity. As noted previously,OPPD generates this energy for UNMC/NM by primarily burning coal, a fossil fuel that produces air pollution and greenhouse gases during combustion.  Significant energy is also consumed on campus as natural gas, and a small portion of the energy profile entails fleet fuel, generator diesel, and fuel oil.

Baselines

The baseline figure for energy includes
the consumption of electricity, natural
gas, generator diesel, and fuel oil for the
calendar year 2010.
Primary Metric:
• Total annual building energy consumption
• Baseline: 2,369,866 source MMBtu
(calendar year 2010)
• Annual peak kilowatt demand
• Baseline: 28,920 kilowatts (August
2010)
Secondary Metric:
The secondary metric is normalized for
the total size of campus facilities and for
weather fluctuations, and it can potentially
be used to compare the UNMC/NM
campus to other health care and university
facilities.
• Weather-normalized energy-use
intensity per square foot
• Baseline: 508 kBtu per square foot
(based on 4,537,543 square feet,
which does not include parking
garages)

Goals

Building Energy:
Reduce annual building energy consumption
by 25 percent by the end of 2015,
and an additional 10 percent by the end
of 2023.

Peak Electricity Demand:
Reduce peak electricity demand by 25
percent by the end of 2015, and an additional
10 percent by the end of 2023

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