Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Matthew Muchna
Submission Date Oct. 8, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Northern Arizona University
OP-8: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jon Heitzinger
Project Manager: CAS Planning and Development
Capital Assets
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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 :
941 MMBtu

Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated:
0 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 :
609830 MMBtu

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

Northern Arizona University has installed a 163 Kwh photovoltaic farm which is the first of a series of renewable energy installations on the campus to include wind and biomass. In addition, Northern Arizona University is working as an investor and consultant with both private and public entities developing large scale renewable energy projects.

The photovoltaic system described above and donated by APS provides up to 20 percent of the electricity for the LEED Platinum ARD building. This system is maintained and operated by APS so we do not measure the output. Also at ARD, a back-up heating system uses roof - mounted solar thermal panels. Light-harvesting technology adjusts office lighting by reading the brightness of the room. Automated shade controls regulate solar gain to keep building temperatures within a comfortable range.


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 RECs or other similar renewable energy products purchased during the previous year, including contract timeframes:
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A brief description of cogeneration technologies deployed:
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The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:
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