Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Elon University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 David Webb
Facility Engineer
Physical Plant
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
222765.92 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:
20.33 MMBtu

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

A 5 kW solar photovoltaic panel system is on the roof of Lindner Hall to provide on-site renewable energy for the building.


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:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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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 ---
Coal 23.98
Geothermal ---
Hydro 0.79
Natural gas 23.25
Nuclear 51.65
Solar photovoltaic 0.28
Wind ---
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.05

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

The electricity use by source information above is from Duke Energy (Elon University's electricity provider) and represents 2017 Combined Fleet Energy Sources.
The Other category above (0.05%) represents oil.


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Electricity 22.50
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 77.50
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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:
0.01

FY 2016-17 is the performance year for this credit.
Elon catalyzed the construction of a nearly 15 acre solar farm. It was completed in October 2015. The farm is expected to generate 4,500 megawatt hours of electricity annually. The facility is on university property that is leased to Loy Farm Solar LLC, a private company responsible for the construction and operation of the facility. The electricity is sold through the owner of the facility to Duke Energy and delivered directly to the power grid where it, along with electricity from other sources, is utilized by regional customers.
The solar farm models responsible global citizenship and benefits Elon students by providing an opportunity to see and learn from the system.

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