Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.21
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date July 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Cleveland State University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.84 / 4.00 Jennifer McMillin
Director of Sustainability
Facilities l Architect l Safety l Technology
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
472,641.73 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) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:
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A brief description of the on-site renewable electricity generating facilities/devices:

28kW solar PV system on South Garage (currently non-functional and awaiting repair)


Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
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:
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A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable thermal energy:

The CSU Administration Center utilizes geothermal heating, but specific utility data is not available.


Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 29,041,548 Kilowatt-hours 99,089.76 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

Each electricity supply contract has included an increasing proportion of renewable electricity (Green-e certified RECs).
• From 2014 to 2015, 15% of our electricity came from green power sources
• From 2016 to 2019, 30% of our electricity came from green power sources
• From May 2019, our three-year electricity supply contract includes 58% renewable power


Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
99,089.76 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
20.97

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 0.60
Coal 44.40
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0.90
Natural gas 21
Nuclear 28.30
Solar photovoltaic 0.10
Wind 3.60
Other (please specify and explain below) 1

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

The breakdown of electricity use by source outlined above is the regional grid mix taken directly from the U.S. eGRID subregion RFC West.

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-01/documents/egrid2018_summary_tables.pdf

Other = Oil (0.3%) and Other Fossil (0.07%)


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

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

Steam and chilled water produced by Cleveland Thermal up until FY2014 was produced using coal fired boilers, with Residual Fuel Oil No. 6 used for peak loads. In FY2016, Cleveland Thermal transitioned to producing steam and chilled water using 100% natural gas.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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