H-STEM Building Project

Sustainability Goals and Energy Targets

Sustainability Goals and Energy Targets

Ten Measures of Sustainable Design

  1. Design for Integration
  2. Design for Community
  3. Design for Ecology
  4. Design for Water
  5. Design for Economy
  6. Design for Energy
  7. Design for Wellness
  8. Design for Resources
  9. Design for Change
  10. Design for Discovery

Sustainable design principles should be used in the design and construction of capital outlay supported projects; the LEED Green Building Rating System is a convenient and industry accepted standard of reporting and measurement.

Energy Targets

Energy use intensity (EUI) expresses a building's energy use as a function of its size, typically in energy per square foot per year (kBtu/sf/yr).

Michigan Technological University
Benchmark pEUI Notes
APPA Average for Research Higher Ed Campuses 162  
MTU Campus Average 152  
MTU Research Building Average 212 Figure is reduced by non-research buildings on campus
Chem-Sci Energy Use FY2019 225 Range of 200 to 225
I2SL Benchmarking Tool (Median) 296 Specific to climate zone 7
Michigan Energy Code (IECC 2015) 104 *This analyzed for addition only using 25,000 Lab and 61,400 sf higher education baseline data from AIA 2030
IECC 2018 98 *This analyzed for addition only using 25,000 Lab and 61,400 sf higher education baseline data from AIA 2030
AIA 2030 Commitment Goal 58 *This analyzed for addition only using 25,000 Lab and 61,400 sf higher education baseline data from AIA 2030