Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.50
Liaison Derek Nichols
Submission Date May 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

University at Buffalo
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.12 / 4.00 Derek Nichols
Sustainability Engagement Coordinator
UB Sustainability
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
1,509,904.08 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) 4,112,640 Kilowatt-hours 14,032.33 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 568,158 Kilowatt-hours 1,938.56 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:

Steel Sun- the 4.5-megawatt solar power plant on the Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna.


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

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


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 230,000,000 Kilowatt-hours 784,760 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

UB purchased RECs that were 100% biomass at a contract length of one year (we have a longstanding history of doing this every year and have continued to do so).


Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
800,730.88 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
53.03

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 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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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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