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Overall Score 73.12
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Portland State University
OP-8: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 7.00 Noel Mingo
Utility Manager
FAP
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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 :
99.23 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 :
294,900 MMBtu

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

Lincoln Hall Solar PV Array installed in 2011. 234 panel array with peak capacity of 54kW, equivalent to about 2.9% of building’s energy demand. Dashboard: http://live.deckmonitoring.com/?id=psu_lincoln_hall. This is the only source counted in above figure.

“Living Laboratory” project in 2010 on Science Research & Teaching Center’s (SRTC) 3rd floor patio integrates green roof technology with PV at a 4.9 kW peak output. Monitoring of the various functions of green roofs and the output of the solar arrays will test the hypotheses that plants grow better with partial shade and solar panels perform better with a cooler under layer. Dashboard:http://solar.pdx.edu/home/visualizations/

PV Test Facility installed in 2008 at Cramer Hall includes five different types of solar arrays representing different technology and inverters with a 5 kW peak output. Annually, this could generate about 5,000 kWh, which is estimated to save $330 in annual utility costs. Dashboard: http://solar.pdx.edu/home/visualizations/


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:

Performance year FY 2013 (6/30/12-7/1/13).

Lincoln array produced 29084 kwh converted at 3412 btu/kwh to 99.23 MMBTU

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