Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.28
Liaison Austin Eriksson
Submission Date Feb. 29, 2016
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California State University, Northridge
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.32 / 4.00 Austin Eriksson
Sustainability Program Manager
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
332,582 MMBtu

Clean and renewable energy from the following sources::
Performance Year
Option 1: Clean and renewable electricity generated on-site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes 3,271 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 23,678 MMBtu
Option 3: 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 0 MMBtu
Option 4: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option) 0 MMBtu

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

CSUN has 3 solar PV generation sites on campus.
Parking Lot B2 467 kW
Parking Lot E6 225 kW
Student Recreation Center (SRC) 90 kW
Total On-Site Solar Energy Generation 782 kW

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

CSUN recovers heat from our fuel cell operation to help heat our heating hot water loop as well as the Student Union swimming pool. If this energy was not recovered, the University would need burn natural gas to make up the difference.

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

A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:

The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

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