Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.63
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2021

STARS v2.2

Carnegie Mellon University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.86 / 4.00 Martin Altschul
Director of Strategic Facilities Initiatives of FMCS
Facilities Management Services
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
793,712.74 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) 5,845.92 Kilowatt-hours 19.95 MMBtu

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

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

CMU has one on-site renewable energy generating system, a 12 KW Photovoltaic system is installed at 407 South Craig Street office building.

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:

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

Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 108,372,034 Kilowatt-hours 369,765.38 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

Since 2011, Carnegie Mellon University has purchased RECs in an amount equal to at least 100% of the University's electricity needs.

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
369,785.33 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
Coal 15.73
Geothermal 0
Hydro 1.18
Natural gas 52.43
Nuclear 29.04
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 0
Other (please specify and explain below) 1.63

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

Other includes petroleum fired and non hydroelectric renewables.

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 8
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 92
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Electricity use, by source from EIA US Energy Information Administration: Pennsylvania Net Electricity Generation by Source Aug. 2021.

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