Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.09
Liaison Andrew Riley
Submission Date April 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

State University of New York at Morrisville
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.04 / 4.00 Bill Mitchell
Energy & Sustainability Manager
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
143,401.79 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) 155,076 Kilowatt-hours 529.12 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:
SUNY Morrisville has joined a Community Solar program for the few small electric meters that qualify for this NYSEG utility program. The main campus electric meter does not qualify Community Solar because it is a bi-directional meter with ~ 87kW of solar/photovoltaic production behind the meter and we have just commissioned another 4.4 kW of small Solar PV at the Aquaculture building 080.

A brief description of the on-site renewable electricity generating facilities/devices:
The campus has 86.92 kW of solar / photovoltaic electric production on campus at the ACET - Agriculture and Clean Energy Technology center building (bldg. # 059). There are 212 panels total at 410 Watts each for 86,920 Watts of solar production, just shy of ~ 87 kW. The system is partitioned into 2 solar arrays for the purpose of hands-on education: one static array at 104x panels with an SMA inverter, and an east-west tracking array at 108x panels with Solar Edge inverter.
In addition, a small demonstration 4.4 kW solar array has just been approved for interconnection to the NYSEG utility grid at the Aquaculture center (bldg. 080); a bi-directional meter should be installed sometime in the spring.

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report 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 1,031 MMBtu

A brief description of the clean and renewable stationary fuels:

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable thermal energy:
Marshall hall at 27,176 GSF uses 1,591.3 MMBtu's of energy per year from standard/traditional mechanical systems, or ~ 58.6 KBtus per square foot.
The Design Center (bldg. 138; soon to become the campus Welcome Center) uses 32x geothermal wells for thermal heating this building at 27,589 GSF, and used only 327.7 MMBtus of energy, or 11.9 KBtus per square foot. Since these two buildings experienced the same Morrisville weather during the measurement year, we can make two presumptions to get at MMBtu's produced by the geothermal system: 1) prevailing wind is not an issue and 2) the building shell U-factors are similar (answer no, due to the newer age of the geothermal heated building, Delta btu's produced by geothermal will be reduced by 20%).
~ 1,616.7 - 327.7 = 1289 * (0.80) = ~ 1,031 MMBtu's moved into the Design Center / Welcome Center building (bldg. 138), by the the geothermal system.

Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
1,560.12 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:

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 1.60
Coal 0
Geothermal 0
Hydro 33.20
Natural gas 25.90
Nuclear 33.20
Solar photovoltaic 0.90
Wind 4.90
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.30

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:
Other Fossil Fuel (is all that eGrid states for NYUP).

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Electricity 7.15
Fuel oil 1.59
Geothermal 0.29
Natural gas 89.73
Other (please specify and explain below) 1.23

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
1.23% Propane at the Dairy Complex.

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
*Electricity used to heat buildings was restricted to electricity used directly for heating, after baseload was subtracted out for heating season only (October 15 thru May 15) for the performance fiscal year July 1, 2022 thru June 30, 2023.

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