Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.81
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Florida Gulf Coast University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.21 / 4.00 Katie Leone
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
178,818 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:
9,525 MMBtu

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

Florida Gulf Coast University has a two-megawatt solar photovoltaic array. The University's total reliance on Florida Power & Light Co. is reduced by 18 percent (for the academic buildings, not housing), thanks to the power generated by solar field.


Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
0 MMBtu

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

N/A


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:

N/A


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:

N/A


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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 3.40
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0
Natural gas 68.30
Nuclear 22.30
Solar photovoltaic 0.20
Wind ---
Other (please specify and explain below) 5.80

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

2 megawatts of electricity is generated from FGCU's 15-acre solar field.

All other power is purchased from Florida Power & Light. Purchased electricity from FP&L is shown above by source. Please see https://www.fpl.com/news/2016/energy-notes-0916.pdf. Other includes electricity purchased by FP&L as well as distillate oil.


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

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

FGCU is in a subtropical climate where heating buildings is not a significant issue. Heat may come on for a brief time (1-3 hours) on rare winter mornings but never runs for an entire day.


Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
5.33

Please see Florida Power & Light information available at https://www.fpl.com/news/2016/energy-notes-0916.pdf

This 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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