Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.74
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Florida Gulf Coast University
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.20 / 4.00 Aric Christensen
Environmental Ambassador
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
156,740 MMBtu

Clean and renewable energy from the following sources::
Performance Year
Option 1: Clean and renewable electricity generated on-site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes 7,873.13 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 0 MMBtu
Option 3: 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 0 MMBtu
Option 4: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option) 0 MMBtu

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

Florida Gulf Coast University has completed construction of a 15-acre solar photovoltaic array that produces approximately 82 percent of the energy needed to operate the Engineering and Business School buildings, as well as AB-7, the newest science laboratory and classroom building for the College of Arts and Sciences. The University's total reliance on Florida Power & Light Co. is reduced by 18 percent, thanks to the power generated by rows of solar panels that tilt and rotate as they "follow" the sun throughout the day. Note: due to mechanical failures and warranty issues, the system was inoperable for several months leaving the energy yield much lower than the last report of over 10k MMBtu for the last STARS report. The system is now fully functional.

A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:


A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:


A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:


The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

This, unfortunately, does not include data from the solar powered water heating systems in FGCU's residence halls. The power generated by these panels is not metered or assessed at this time.

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