Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.94
Liaison Lisa Kawai
Submission Date June 5, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Soka University of America
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.03 / 4.00 Tom Harkenrider
Chief of Operations
Operations
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
64630 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:
518 MMBtu

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

Photovoltaic cells were installed on the Soka Performing Arts Center roof as part of the LEED Gold certification. They started generating electricity since November 17, 2010.


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:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 1
Coal 0
Geothermal 9
Hydro 2
Natural gas 26
Nuclear 6
Solar photovoltaic 7
Wind 8
Other (please specify and explain below) 41

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

In its 2015 power content label, Southern California Edison reports that 41% of its power comes from "unspecified sources of power".


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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Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
0.80

The performance year for OP 6 is SUA's Fiscal Year 2014-16 (July 1, 2014 to June 30 2016). The data spreadsheet for photovoltaic energy produced on-campus is attached to this form. Additionally, photovoltaic energy produced on-campus can also be tracked through the Deck Monitoring systems:
http://live.deckmonitoring.com/?id=soka_university

Regarding the data provided for optional fields, Southern California Edison (SCE) is the electricity provider for SUA. SCE's 2015 power mix can be found at this link:
https://www.sce.com/wps/wcm/connect/b602f427-2762-4915-a043-b220e4a3e64e/2015_PCL_Final.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

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