Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Vic Shelburne
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Clemson University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Snowil Lopes
Energy Engineer
Energy Awareness
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
1,086,522 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:
777 MMBtu

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

Clemson has increased the use of solar energy to power buildings over the last decade. Solar panels provide electricity to the on campus buildings of Fluor Daniel and the Life Sciences Building, and there are plans to install solar panels to power Lee Hall III. This renewable source of energy is considered in all new construction projects.

Geothermal energy is generated from the natural heat from within the earth and can be used for both heating and cooling in buildings. The recent addition to Lee Hall (Lee Hall III) utilizes 42 geothermal wells at a depth of 440 feet to help provide and offset energy demands. The geothermal heat pump system has helped make Lee III Hall a high energy building and one of the most sustainable buildings in the United States.


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

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

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:

Clemson participates in the EPA’s Green Power Partnership. Through this program and in partnership with our electric provider we ensure that 20% of our purchased electricity each fiscal year comes from renewable sources. The number reflected is the total MMBTU for July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0
Natural gas 49
Nuclear 51
Solar photovoltaic 0.10
Wind 0
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:
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Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity ---
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal 0
Natural gas ---
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
0.10

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