Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.14
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date May 3, 2014
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Santa Clara University
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Endowment size:
755,000,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
106 Acres

IECC climate region:

Urban fringe of large city

Gross floor area of building space:
2,737,166 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:

Floor area of laboratory space:
53,660 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
1,480 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
19,000 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
517,558 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0.40
Coal 9
Geothermal 9.70
Hydro 14.40
Natural gas 33.80
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 13.80
Other (please specify and explain below) 18.90

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

All power that Silicon Valley Power (SVP) uses to meet City of Santa Clara's load doesn’t always come from a City owned resource, or a long term contract associated with a specific generation source. SVP may purchase just electrons/MWh off the grid which have no environmental attributes associated with their purchase. 18.9% of SVP's power mix was unspecified in 2012.

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 100
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:

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