Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.12
Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date July 25, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Emory University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Joan Kowal
Senior Director for Energy Strategy and Utilities
Campus Services
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
1,869,096 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:
1,221 MMBtu

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

Emory has six 70-watt solar panels outside of the Few and Evans Residence Halls, which are used to power a pump, which pumps water from an underground cistern into the waste water system for toilet flushing. The power generated is not measured, however.

Emory has been involved in Georgia Power's Advanced Solar Initiative to build two solar installations on building rooftops. A 183kW solar system and a 72kW solar system are operating on rooftops. A smaller installation is located at our WaterHub.


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 0
Coal 31
Geothermal 0
Hydro 5
Natural gas 55
Nuclear 9
Solar photovoltaic 0
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 0
Fuel oil 0.30
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 99.70
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:
0.07

The power consumption reported includes electricity and natural gas and is for fiscal year 2016 (Sept 1 2015 - Aug 31 2016).

Georgia Power's Advanced Solar Initiative (ASI) Distributed Generation (DG) program solicits applications to approve DG projects of varying sizes, together totaling a maximum of 100 megawatts (MW). These solar resources are acquired using a combination of competitive bidding and fixed pricing.

With the enactment of HB 57, The Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act of 2015, Georgia became the first state in the Southeastern U.S. to legislatively approve private, third party sales of electricity from onsite solar systems as a means of financing solar energy for Georgia businesses, institutions, schools and homes. With third party financing now legal in Georgia, Emory hopes to install more cost effective solar energy systems in the future.

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