Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.66
Liaison Enid Cardinal
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Rochester Institute of Technology
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.29 / 4.00 Enid Cardinal
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
588373.65 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:
7774.91 MMBtu

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

The University owns 4 roof top solar installations and a small ground mounted array at the Presidents house. Last year the University entered into a PPA for a 2MW array that was installed on the south side of campus.


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:
34663.95 MMBtu

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

The University's purchased electricity contract included a requirement that 15% of the electricity must be is 'Green-E' certified. This stipulation has been included in energy contracts since 2009 and will continue on future contracts.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 1
Coal 3
Geothermal 0
Hydro 13
Natural gas 40
Nuclear 35
Solar photovoltaic 1
Wind 5
Other (please specify and explain below) 2

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:

other: 1% generated from solid waste and 1% generated from Renewable Biogas.

The electricity fuel mix above is for RIT's purchased electricity, based on the most recently available data (2015). This does not reflect the 15% green-e certified energy we purchase or the 3% of RIT's electricity generated from onsite solar installations.


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 100
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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:
7.21

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