Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.58
Liaison Derek Nichols
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University at Buffalo
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.19 / 4.00 Derek Nichols
Sustainability Engagement Coordinator
UB Sustainability
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
1364706 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:
2416 MMBtu

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

750,000KWH ground mounted PV Array and a 75KWH roof mounted PV array.


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:
6814 MMBtu

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:

Remote Net-Metering Project. Located at Steel Winds Site - Lackawanna, NY - lakeside property that is currently an unremediated brownfield site. UB retains the RECS for this project.


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:
739493 MMBtu

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

UB purchased RECs from Starphire that were 100% wind at a contract length of one year.


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 0
Coal 3
Geothermal 0
Hydro 10
Natural gas 44
Nuclear 34
Solar photovoltaic 6
Wind 3
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

Oil and biomass less than 1%


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 60.10
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 39.90
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:
54.86

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