Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.54
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2020

STARS v2.2

Elon University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 David Webb
Facility Engineer
Physical Plant
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
235,817.34 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) 4,616.76 Kilowatt-hours 15.75 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:

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

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

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report 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:

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable thermal energy:

Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
15.75 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:

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 ---
Coal 18.94
Geothermal ---
Hydro 1.90
Natural gas 23.92
Nuclear 52.74
Solar photovoltaic 1.57
Wind ---
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.93

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 2018 Combined Fleet Energy Sources (owned and purchased).
The Other category above represents oil (0.26%) and other purchased renewables (0.67%).

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:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

FY 2018-19 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 facilities' generation range is 4,500 - 3,500 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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