Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.79
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date June 20, 2022

STARS v2.2

California State University, Los Angeles
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.06 / 4.00 Brad Haydel
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
129,114.43 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) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 150,000 Kilowatt-hours 511.80 MMBtu

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

Not applicable

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

In July 2011, Cal State LA activated a photovoltaic system of 77 solar panels on the E&T building. The solar PV system is composed of two types of modules: a large, 56-Sharp-panel and a smaller 21-Solec-panel subsystem previously used at Huntington Library. The system generates about 40 kWh daily during the summer.

In 2018, the underperforming 21-Solec-panel subsystem were replaced with an array of 14 high-performance LG panels each capable of producing 320 W in full sun. They new system is showing a 150% performance improvement, and generates a total of 150 MWh/year.

Parking Structure E, built in 2019, includes 1 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) installation with 11 solar arrays and 2,800 modules/panels on its upper level. Under optimal conditions, the installation produces 4MWh per day. However, the RECs belong to LADWP under the Solar Incentive Program (SIP) signed by the University.

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 0 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:

Not applicable

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

Not applicable

Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 400,000 Kilowatt-hours 1,364.80 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

400 Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) purchased from 3Degrees.

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
1,876.60 MMBtu

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)
Biomass 0.10
Coal 16
Geothermal 9.60
Hydro 7.10
Natural gas 27.90
Nuclear 14
Solar photovoltaic 14.50
Wind 10.80
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.10

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

Other refers to "Unspecified power", which "is electricity that has been purchased through open market transactions and is not traceable to a specific generation source."

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:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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