Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.79
Liaison Courtney Stoner
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

American University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.27 / 4.00 Courtney Stoner
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
326,796.13 MMBtu

Clean and renewable electricity (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity from certified/verified clean and renewable sources (i.e., bundled green power purchases) 25,452,000 Kilowatt-hours 86,842.22 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 30,144.29 Kilowatt-hours 102.85 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:

AU has partnered with GWU and GWU Hospital to build a solar farm in North Carolina.
Imported electricity from certified/verified clean and renewable sources (i.e., bundled green power purchases) data is from 7/1/18-6/30/19.
https://www.duke-energy.com/our-company/about-us/new-generation/renewable-energy


A brief description of the on-site renewable electricity generating facilities/devices:

The Solar PV included in this data (Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources) is from School of International Service (SIS) as we only retain these SRECs.

There is Solar PV on the following buildings through a PPA:

Bender Library
Katzen Arts Center
Mary Graydon Center
Greenberg Theater
3201 New Mexico Ave
Spring Valley Building


Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 969.10 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water from certified/verified clean and renewable sources 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the clean and renewable stationary fuels:

Solar thermal panels are in 3 places: Letts Hall, Anderson/Centennial Hall, and Mary Graydon Center. This data is from 7/1/18-6/30/19.


A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable thermal energy:

N/A


Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 28,500,000 Kilowatt-hours 97,242 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

AU purchases renewable energy certificates (RECs) equivalent to 50 percent of purchased electricity. By purchasing RECs, AU is enabling the production of clean, renewable energy.


Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
185,156.18 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
56.66

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for clean and renewable energy is available:
Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0.09
Coal 12.34
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0.91
Natural gas 16.97
Nuclear 17.36
Solar photovoltaic 50.58
Wind 1.71
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.07

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

Other includes oil, methane, solid waste, and biomass, all valued at <1% each.


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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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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