Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.19
Liaison Emma Blandford
Submission Date March 2, 2021

STARS v2.2

Georgia Institute of Technology
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 4.00 Anne Rogers
Sustainability Program & Portfolio Manager
Office of Campus Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
1,653,689.07 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) 835,931 Kilowatt-hours 2,852.20 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:
GT does not have certified/verified sources

A brief description of the on-site renewable electricity generating facilities/devices:
There are 4 major Solar PV arrays on Campus with a total of 959 kW capacity. These PV systems provide electricity to the buildings they are installed on. Any excess energy is distributed across the GT electrical system. In addition to the clean electricity provided to the campus, these installations allow for students and researchers an opportunity to study a working PV system installation.

The 4 systems are located at

1)Carbon Neutral Energy Solutions (CNES) Building - 388kW

2)Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons (CULC) - 120kW

3)Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB) - 40kW

4)Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design (KBISD) - 330kW

A fifth system has just come on-line at the Dalney Street Office Building - 81kW

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:
Georgia Tech does not have any clean and renewable stationary fuels as defined by STARS.

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable thermal energy:
The renewable/thermal energy sources described above are not certified/verified through RECs.

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:
2,852.20 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 ---
Coal 20
Geothermal ---
Hydro 2
Natural gas 50
Nuclear 22
Solar photovoltaic ---
Wind ---
Other (please specify and explain below) 6

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:
The 6% Renewables/Other category is comprised of 3% Renewable Energy (2% Solar, 0.6% biomass, & 0.4% wind). The other 3% in this category is Null Energy from renewable purchases. Note that Georgia Power purchases only the null energy output from some renewable generating facilities that have contracted to sell that energy to the company. Ownership of the associated renewable energy credits (RECs) is specified in each respective power purchase agreement. The party that owns the RECs retains the right to use them.

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Electricity 0.30
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 99.70
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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