Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.78
Liaison Greg Farley
Submission Date Sept. 9, 2014
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George Mason University
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.19 / 4.00 Margaret Lo
University Sustainability Director
Sustainability
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
692,071 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 9.70 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) 33,192 MMBtu

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

George Mason University (Mason) has several small solar photovoltaic installations on campus and is working to develop more in the future. Mason has an innovative zero-carbon mobile art exhibition gallery and community space with a 130 watt solar panel; two solar powered trash compactors each having a 208 watt solar panel attached; two solar powered fleet vehicles each powered by 187 watt solar panels; a 285 watt solar powered outdoor picnic table; and a 795 watt solar powered outdoor collaborative space.


A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
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A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:

George Mason University purchased wind RECs to offset 10% of its annual electricity use for 2013.


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