Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.90
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.22 / 4.00 Kathleen Crawford
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
192,961.41 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) 3,150,504 Kilowatt-hours 10,749.52 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:

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.

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:

Not measured

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

This report does not include data from the solar thermal water heating systems in FGCU's residence halls. The power generated by these panels is not metered or assessed at this time. Likewise, this does not include the geothermal heating and cooling of our Aquatic Center pools or our large residential pool in our South Lake Village housing area.

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:
10,749.52 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 0
Coal 2.10
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0
Natural gas 72.30
Nuclear 22.30
Solar photovoltaic 1.50
Wind ---
Other (please specify and explain below) 1.80

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

All power other than what is generated by our on campus solar field is purchased from Florida Power & Light. Purchased electricity from FP&L is shown above by source. The other categories from FPL consist of 1.5% purchased power and 0.3% oil. FPL lists their regional grid mix at https://www.fpl.com/news/2019/energy-notes-q2-2019.pdf

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.

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

FGCU has a 2 MW 15-acre solar field.

FGCU has a 2 MW 15-acre solar field.

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