Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.96
Liaison Stephanie Corbett
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Case Western Reserve University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 4.00 Stephanie Corbett
Director
Energy & Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
1,246,901 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:
2,747 MMBtu

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

One 156 foot, 100-kw wind turbine
100 kw of rooftop solar, 2 units on 2 different buildings


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

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

N/A


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:

1 MW wind turbine and one 250kW wind turbine became operational at an off campus site. 1 MW of urban solar - district utility owned - is within one mile of campus.
But the University does not retain the recs for these projects.


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:

N/A


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 0.60
Coal 60
Geothermal ---
Hydro 0.60
Natural gas 9.30
Nuclear 25.70
Solar photovoltaic ---
Wind 2.40
Other (please specify and explain below) 1.40

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

Other is a combination of oil and other fossil fuels.


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal 90
Electricity ---
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 10
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

As of Jan 2017 production of steam and chilled water is 100% natural gas for our buildings that are connected to the Medical Center Company power plant.


Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
0.22

The university has the following additional renewable energy projects that are not being counted above because they were completed in partnership with our district non-profit utility that is currently keeping the renewable recs but is not selling or trading them:
- A solar research field - an engineering school project - electricity generated feeds a parking garage
- 1 MW of urban solar - district utility owned - is within one mile of campus
- Off-campus 1 MW wind turbine and one 250kW wind turbine that are tied to school of engineering research

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