Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.45
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2020

STARS v2.2

Santa Clara University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.54 / 4.00 Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Director
Center for Sustainability
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
221,041.87 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) 98,551 Kilowatt-hours 336.26 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:
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A brief description of the on-site renewable electricity generating facilities/devices:

SCU-owned, renewable rights retained:
50 kW PV on the roof of the Facilities building.
25 kW PV on the roof of St. Clare Residence Hall.
7 kW PV on the roof of the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center.
7.3 kW PV on roof of the 2007 Solar Decathlon house.
10.8 kW PV on the roof of the 2009 Solar Decathlon house.
10 kw wind turbine on the roof of the Facilities building.

On-site PPA, renewable rights not retained:
1 mW PV on the roof of Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center, Leavey Event Center, and the Parking Structure.


Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 0 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:
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A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable thermal energy:
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Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 24,904,000 Kilowatt-hours 84,972.45 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

SCU Purchase Green Power RECs through Silicon Valley Power each fiscal year.
Santa Clara Green Power is a voluntary clean energy program offered by Silicon Valley Power (SVP) that gives customers to the ability to cover up to 100 percent of their electricity usage with renewable sources of power. Santa Clara Green Power National Product is Green-e Energy certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. SCU's 2018 Green Power Purchase was made up of 100% wind.


Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
85,308.70 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
38.59

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 2
Coal 0
Geothermal 5
Hydro 24
Natural gas 34
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 11
Other (please specify and explain below) 24

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

"Unspecified sources of power" means electricity from transactions that are not traceable to specific generation sources.


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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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data for the grid mix is collected from the most recent Silicon Valley Power Content Label in 2018: http://www.siliconvalleypower.com/svp-and-community/about-svp/power-content-label

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