Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.82
Liaison Sandy DeJohn
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Binghamton University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.28 / 4.00 Sandy DeJohn
Utilities Manager / Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Facilities
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
785,552 MMBtu

Total clean and renewable electricity generated on site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes:
2,856 MMBtu

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

127 kW roof top PV panels and 5kW of thin-film PV embedded in building exterior structure.


Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
240,246 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:

Biomass (untreated wood chips) burned at the Central Heating Plant for heating.


Total clean and renewable electricity generated by off-site projects that the institution catalyzed and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes, performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:

None at this time


Total third-party certified RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a utility-provided certified green power option) purchased during the performance year:
7,401 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:

1400 MWhs of Green-s certified RECs purchased from a wind farm in Texas. 769 New York "Tier 1" RECs were purchased under the Clean Energy Standard requirements.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 1.30
Geothermal 0
Hydro 16.50
Natural gas 35.20
Nuclear 27.60
Solar photovoltaic 1.90
Wind 2.50
Other (please specify and explain below) 13.80

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

15.7% of electricity used in New York State was imported from other control regions (PJM, ISO NE, MAAC, Hydro Quebec).


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 44
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0.05
Natural gas 55.95
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
31.89

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