Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.69
Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Emory University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Kelly Weisinger
Office of Sustainability Initiatives
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
1,746,309.77 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:

Emory generated 440,263kwh of onsite solar energy during the performance year, but we have not yet retired the RECs.

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

A smaller installation is located at our WaterHub.

During the performance year, an additional 183kW solar system and a 72kW solar system were operating on rooftops. Since the performance year (starting in 2020), Emory has begun installing 5.5MW of solar on rooftops and parking canopies.

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:
0 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 3.60
Coal 26
Geothermal 0
Hydro 3
Natural gas 47.80
Nuclear 18.30
Solar photovoltaic 1.20
Wind 0
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.20

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

Other = oil

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 1.80
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 98.20
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The power consumption reported includes electricity and natural gas and is for fiscal year 2019 (Sept 1 2018 - Aug 31 2019).

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 has now begun to install more cost effective solar energy systems.

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