Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.33
Liaison Austin Eriksson
Submission Date Dec. 10, 2018
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STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
0.32 / 4.00 Austin Eriksson
Sustainability Program Manager
FPDC
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
332,876.56 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:
2,992.56 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


Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
23,678 MMBtu

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.


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:
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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:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:
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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 2
Coal 19
Geothermal 5
Hydro 5
Natural gas 34
Nuclear 9
Solar photovoltaic 5
Wind 15
Other (please specify and explain below) 6

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

6% listed above is "unspecified sources of power" which means electricity from transactions that are not traceable to specific generation sources.


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Electricity 3
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 95
Other (please specify and explain below) 2

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:

2% of heat comes from waste heat from our fuel cell operation.


Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
8.01

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