Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.04
Liaison Thomas Adams
Submission Date July 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

National University of Ireland, Galway
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.08 / 4.00 Michael Curran
Head of Building Services, Energy and Utilities
Buildings Office
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
119,515.79 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) 175,000 Kilowatt-hours 597.10 MMBtu

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

NA


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

Solar PV installed on campus


Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 1,674.81 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:

Biomass in the form of wood pellets are burned in an efficient wood pellet burner for heat on campus. We use 1,418.89 MMBtu of this biomass sourced from Clearpower ltd:

https://www.clearpower.ie/what-we-do/fuel/#fuel_anchor

Clearpower supplies our high quality sustainable ENplus A1 EU standard wood pellets that are produced by Balcas and Laois Sawmills in Ireland.

Additionally we generate 255.91 MMBtu of solar thermal on campus and together this totals 1674.81 MMBtu.


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

NA


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:

NA


Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
2,271.91 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
1.90

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 ---
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Solar photovoltaic ---
Wind ---
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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 ---
Coal ---
Electricity ---
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas ---
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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