|Submission Date||March 5, 2021|
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy
|2.27 / 4.00||
Office of Sustainability
Total energy consumption, performance year:
Clean and renewable electricity (report kilowatt-hours):
|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.
The solar generation from North Carolina is equivalent to approximately 50 percent of annual purchased electricity. Combined with purchased RECs, this adds up to at least 100% of purchased electricity.
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:
Katzen Arts Center
Mary Graydon Center
3201 New Mexico Ave
Spring Valley Building
Clean and renewable thermal energy (report 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:
Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
|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 approximately 50 percent of annual purchased electricity. By purchasing RECs, AU is enabling the production of clean, renewable energy. Combined with purchased RECs, this adds up to at least 100% of purchased electricity.
Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
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)|
|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)|
|Other (please specify and explain below)||0|
A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
*Data is from FY19 due to COVID impacts of FY20.
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