Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.91
Liaison Elizabeth Swiman
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Florida State University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
0.00 / 4.00 Nariman Nusserwanji
Energy Engineer
Central Utilities
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
1,421,016 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:
68 MMBtu

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

The Sustainability Hub utilizes 12 solar panels which provides the electricity required for educational classes, workshops, and events in an outdoor classroom within the Seminole Organic Garden.


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

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

The university installed a large solar thermal system for the swimming pool at the student recreation center that is able to eliminate steam usage during warm months for the pool, while providing as much as 25% of the heat needed in cooler months.


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:
1,140 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:

FSU’s Utilities provider, City of Tallahassee, completed a 20MW solar farm in 2017. FSU committed to purchasing 60% of the commercial allocation of the solar farm, which makes FSU the largest single consumer of solar energy from City of Tallahassee. The next phase 40MW solar farm is to be completed in 2019, at which point FSU will be 10% powered by solar energy.

The City of Tallahassee, on behalf of FSU, is retaining and retiring the RECs associated with the monthly energy purchases (955 MWh or 955 RECS) made by FSU. This FSU REC Tracking and Retirement program is valid for three years from January 1, 2018.


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 0
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0
Natural gas 95
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 5
Wind 0
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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 1
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 99
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:
0.09

Currently, 5% of FSU’s energy consumption is from renewable sources. After the second phase of solar panel installation by City of Tallahassee in 2019, 10% of FSU’s energy will come from solar.

http://news.fsu.edu/news/university-news/2017/12/04/fsu-city-tallahassee-power-solar-energy/

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