Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date March 30, 2016
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STARS v2.0

American University
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Megan Litke
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Capital Partners Solar

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

Capital Partners Solar Project (CPSP) is a solar energy project contracted by the George Washington University (GW), American University (AU), and the George Washington University Hospital (GWUH). Comprised of 52 megawatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) power— capable of supplying electricity used by 8,200 U.S. homes annually—at the time of signing, it was the largest non-utility solar PV power purchase agreement in the United States in total megawatt-hours contracted and the largest PV project east of the Mississippi. It shows that large organizations in an urban setting can partner to significantly reduce their carbon footprints through solar.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):
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A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement No
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate Yes
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy Yes
Grounds No
Purchasing Yes
Transportation No
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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