Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.41
Liaison Trevor Ledbetter
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2012
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STARS v1.0

University of Arizona
OP-8: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
0.13 / 7.00 Joseph Abraham
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Option 1: 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 :
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Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated:
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Option 3: 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 :
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Option 4: Total RECs and other similar renewable energy products that the institution purchased during the performance year that are Green-e certified or meet the Green-e standard's technical requirements and are third party verified:
0 MMBtu

Option 5: Total electricity generated with co-generation technology using non-renewable fuel sources :
299,281 MMBtu

Total energy consumed during the performance year :
3,899,589 MMBtu

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

Due to Power Purchasing Agreements that the University of Arizona has in place with Tucson Electric power, the renewable energy generated onsite is not owned by the UA but does help reduce UA's fossil fuel dependence. The projects currently in use onsite are photovoltaic and solar thermal. Below is a list of the names, addresses, type, technology employed, and amount emissions offset through use of the technology.

1) McClelland Park
a. Location: 650 N. Park Ave, Tucson, AZ
b. Size: 75.68 kWdc-STC
c. Type: Photovoltaic
d. Number and Type of Module: 352 Kyocera KD215GX-LP modules
e. 89.9 Tons of CO2 emissions offset

2) McClelland Hall
a) Location: 1130 E. Helen St., Tucson, AZ
b) Size: 316.48 kWdc-STC
c) Type: Photovoltaic
d) Number and Type of Module: 1472 Kyocera KD215GX-LP modules
e) 385 Tons of CO2 emissions offset

3) Student Recreation Center
a) Location: 1400 E. 6th St., Tucson, AZ
b) Size: 27.52 kWdc-STC
c) Type: Photovoltaic
d) Number and Type of Module: 128 Kyocera KD215GX-LP modules
e) 32.3 Tons of CO2 emissions offset

4) Second Street Garage
a) Location: N. Mountain Ave & E 2nd St., Tucson, AZ
b) Size: 245 kWdc-STC
c) Type: Photovoltaic
d) Number and Type of Module: 1168 Kyocera KD210GX-LP modules
e) 286 Tons of CO2 emissions offset - Equivalent to the electricity use of 34.8 homes for one year

5) Student Recreation Center (Solar Thermal Pool Heating & Campus Chilled Water Loop Chilling)
a) Location: 1400 E. 6th St., Tucson, AZ
b) Size: 987 kW-equivalent (2.9 mmBtu/hr)
c) Type: Solar thermal
d) Number and Type of Module: 346 Sunda SEIDO solar collector modules
e) 1317 Tons of CO2 emissions offset

6) Hillenbrand Diving Facility (Solar Thermal Pool Heating)
a) Location: 1827 E. Enke Drive, Tucson, AZ
b) Size: 109 kW-equivalent (0.7 mmBtu/hr) pool heating
c) Type: Solar thermal
d) Number and Type of Module: 50 Solar Skies Model SS-40 glazed flat plate collectors
e) 124 Tons of CO2 emissions offset


A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
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A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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A brief description of RECs or other similar renewable energy products purchased during the previous year:
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A brief description of co-generation technologies deployed:

The University of Arizona utilizes two natural gas-fired steam turbines for co-generation of power on campus. Both turbines are located on campus which significantly cuts down transmission loss.


The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

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