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Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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Carnegie Mellon University
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Martin Altschul
University Engineer
Facilities Management Services
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
848590 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 50 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 0 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) 402131 MMBtu

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

Carnegie Mellon University has three on-site renewable energy generating projects. There exists a 12 KW Photovoltaic system at 407 South Craig Street office building which is currently the largest solar installation within Pittsburgh.

The Solar Decathlon House at 5045 Margaret Morrison St. is operated with both Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal systems. Data and background information from both of these sites is available through our Green Practices web sites.

http://www.cmu.edu/greenpractices/links/index.html

The Architecture Department, Intelligent Workplace, located on the 4th Floor of Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall, is currently utilizing a solar thermal system to provide electricity and thermal energy under the premise of a research project.


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

The Architecture Department's Intelligent Workplace, located on the 4th Floor of Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall is currently utilizing a bio-diesel generator to provide electricity and thermal energy under the premise of a research project.


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

Carnegie Mellon University does not currently operate any off-site renewable electricity generating devices.


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

Carnegie Mellon University has sought to increase its purhcase of RECs in the past decade. This goal had come to fruition in the last few years, having RECs supply 100% of the University's electricity needs in the fiscal year 2013.


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

The provided data reflects the University's fiscal year 2013 energy consumption.

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