|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Sept. 12, 2011|
Colorado State University
OP-8: Clean and Renewable Energy
|0.03 / 7.00||
Option 1: 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 :
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated:
Option 3: 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 :
Option 4: Total RECs and other similar renewable energy products that the institution purchased during the performance year that are Green-e certified or meet the Green-e standard's technical requirements and are third party verified:
Option 5: Total electricity generated with co-generation technology using non-renewable fuel sources :
Total energy consumed during the performance year :
A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :
Colorado State University is home to 5 major photovoltaic arrays on and off campus. In total, these systems generate 237 KW annually.
A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
A biomass boiler on CSU campus generates hot water and displaces natural gas use. This plant has a rating of 46 bhp.
A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
A brief description of RECs or other similar renewable energy products purchased during the previous year:
CSU has purchased several Green E certified RECs in the past year.
A brief description of co-generation technologies deployed:
The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:
CSU is the site host for 5,300kW (8.5M kWh/yr) solar plant on the foothills campus - one of the largest in the country and the largest associated with a college/university campus. The RECs were sold to the local utility in order to finance the plant. CSU will be able to claim the REC's in 2030.
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