Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.72
Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Berkeley
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.08 / 4.00 Kira Stoll
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
2,819,908.68 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) 14,348,520 Kilowatt-hours 48,957.15 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 1,327,320 Kilowatt-hours 4,528.82 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:
Imported electricity from East Bay Community Energy and from the UCOP Wholesale Power Program was 100% clean in 2019. Both verify their power mix and emissions factors with third-parties.

A brief description of the on-site renewable electricity generating facilities/devices:
Solar PV systems are operational at six sites on campus: Eshleman Hall, the MLK Student Union, the Recreation Sports complex, Jacobs Hall, Chou Hall and the University Village apartments. The Office of Sustainability worked in a collaborative, competitive procurement strategy with 19 other public agencies in the region to secure favorable pricing for three rooftop and one canopy/carport installations – 25-40% below market rate. Two of the systems were installed during construction of the new buildings, Chou and Jacobs Halls.

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 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the clean and renewable stationary fuels:
UC Berkeley added a solar thermal water heating system to a residence hall in 2012. The solar thermal system serves the hall and in 2019 862 MMBtu were generated from this system. The third party vendor retains the renewable attributes so UC Berkeley does not report this renewable source.

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

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:
UC Berkeley procures RECs for LEED related building projects. In 2019 there were no RECs procured.

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
53,485.97 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 ---
Coal ---
Geothermal ---
Hydro 25
Natural gas ---
Nuclear ---
Solar photovoltaic 37.50
Wind 37.50
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

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

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
The information in this filed was provided by the UC Berkeley Facilities Services department and Environment Health and Safety.

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