Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.07
Liaison Katie Koscielak
Submission Date May 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Humboldt State University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Andrea Alstone
Energy Planner & Analyst
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
159,669.60 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) 31,607 Kilowatt-hours 107.84 MMBtu

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

HSU is a direct access (DA) electricity customer for the majority of its electricity purchases. The DA provider, Shell Energy North America is mandated by the State of California's Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) to provide an increasing amount of electricity from state approved renewable sources, as noted in the power content below.
Additionally there are several electricity accounts, particularly for our remote locations, that are customers of the our local community choice aggregator, the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA). RCEA's mission is to promote clean and renewable energy in Humboldt County. Electricity purchased from RCEA has a higher content of renewable and carbon free electricity sources than the incumbent utility.

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

During the 2018-19 reporting year, HSU hosted four solar PV systems: a 2.5 kW system on the Natural History Museum, a 2.5 kW system on the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, a 12.5 kW system on the Music A building, and a new 20 kW system on top of the Schatz Energy Research Center installed in September 2018.

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:

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

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:
107.84 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 3.70
Coal 0
Geothermal 3.70
Hydro 16
Natural gas 55
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 11.20
Wind 10.30
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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

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

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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