Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 78.45
Liaison Emily Blandford
Submission Date May 15, 2012
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Georgia Institute of Technology
OP-8: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 7.00 Marcia Kinstler
Sustainability Director
Office of Environmental Stewardship
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Option 1: 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 :
1,657 MMBtu

Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated:
1,000 MMBtu

Option 3: 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 :
0 MMBtu

Option 4: Total RECs and other similar renewable energy products that the institution purchased during the performance year that are Green-e certified or meet the Green-e standard's technical requirements and are third party verified:
0 MMBtu

Option 5: Total electricity generated with cogeneration technology using non-renewable fuel sources :
0 MMBtu

Total energy consumed during the performance year :
1,874,761 MMBtu

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

In 2010, the reporting year, Georgia Tech's 324KW solar roof on our Campus Recreation Center and the 250 ton Geothermal heat pump were in operation. Both have been in operation since 1995, generating and avoiding energy use equal to the amount of energy used by 500 homes in Georgia each year. In 2011, a new building opened, with a roof garden, solar PV and solar thermal on the roof that equated to 6.5% of the building's energy needs from renewable sources. In 2011, a topping out ceremony took place for a new Carbon Neutral, Net Zero Energy Solutions which will also include renewable energy sources. By year end 2012, Georgia Tech is expected to have over 500kw of renewable energy from solar technology in operations on campus.

Georgia Tech has been an early adopter of renewable energy in campus operations since the mid-1990's on our campus and a leader in renewable energy in operations for other education facilities within the city since the 1970's.
Georgia Tech was the home of the first DOE National Center of Excellence in Photovoltaics. Georgia Tech's UCEP was established in 1992, a research center which remains very active today.

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

Estimate of energy use avoidance with the 250 ton Geothermal heat pump is shown above.

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

A brief description of RECs or other similar renewable energy products purchased during the previous year, including contract timeframes:

A brief description of cogeneration technologies deployed:

The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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