Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Jacob Glickel
Submission Date May 28, 2021
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STARS v2.1

Northeastern University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Joseph Ranahan
Director - Energy
Facilities
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
935,533 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:
0 MMBtu

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

The university installed a 26 kW solar array in 1995 which has failed due to age. There is an effort on campus to expand solar energy on campus with installations on the roofs of large garages on campus. The COVID pandemic has delayed these projects but the university is committed to renewable energy as a component in the University's overall carbon neutrality plan.


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

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

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

The University purchased renewable energy credits (RECS) equal to the estimated annual electricity consumption for the years 2020 – 2022 (3 years). In addition to the RECs for the electricity consumption, the University purchased an additional 3 years of Carbon Offsets that had a calculated metric ton carbon equivalent (MTCe) to the Scope 1 emissions the campus generated through the direct combustion of fossil fuels. The additional REC purchase allowed the university to demonstrate a commitment to supporting alternative energy and demonstrate environmental leadership until efficiency, fuel switching, or other efforts reduce University Scope 1 emissions to zero.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Geothermal ---
Hydro ---
Natural gas ---
Nuclear ---
Solar photovoltaic ---
Wind ---
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 ---
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas ---
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

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