|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 17, 2013|
OP-8: Clean and Renewable Energy
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Option 1: 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 :
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated:
Option 3: 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 :
Option 4: Total RECs and other similar renewable energy products that the institution purchased during the performance year that are Green-e certified or meet the Green-e standard's technical requirements and are third party verified:
Option 5: Total electricity generated with cogeneration technology using non-renewable fuel sources :
Total energy consumed during the performance year :
A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :
We have a 271 KW Solar Array installed in 2009 on the roof of Gosman Athletic Center. However, since it is a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) model, where a company owns the panels, the Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) are being sold. We can not claim any of the renewable energy or environmental attributes for Brandeis, however, our decision to install this system has contributed to many additional economic and environmental benefits.
A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
An irrigation system on the new Mandel Academic Center, opened in 2010, is using stored rainwater that is powered by no grid tied renewable energy from a small rooftop wind turbine and photovoltaic panels.
A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
A brief description of RECs or other similar renewable energy products purchased during the previous year, including contract timeframes:
Brandeis did not purchase RECS this year. Purchased RECs in FY 2008 for 15% of electricity use.
A brief description of cogeneration technologies deployed:
The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:
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