Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.95
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date June 30, 2016
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Portland State University
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Noel Mingo
Utility Manager
FAP
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
281,211 MMBtu

Clean and renewable energy from the following sources::
Performance Year
Option 1: Clean and renewable electricity generated on-site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes 160.22 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 0 MMBtu
Option 3: 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: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option) 0 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 the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:
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The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

Performance year FY 2015 (7/1/14-6/30/15)

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