Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.09
Liaison Elida Erickson
Submission Date April 17, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of California, Santa Cruz
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 4.00 Sarah Gilchrest
Energy Analyst
Physical Plant
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
372,044 MMBtu

Clean and renewable energy from the following sources::
Performance Year
Option 1: Clean and renewable electricity generated on-site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes 651 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 0 MMBtu
Option 3: 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 0 MMBtu
Option 4: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option) 0 MMBtu

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

A 250KW system was installed on the McHenry Library roof in Dec. 2013. This system generates ~20,000 KwH/month.

For the reporting year, campus had a small amount of solar thermal panels on Family Student Housing and Oakes College - the data from these projects are not collected or recorded.


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 the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:
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The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

MMBtu's for performance year are from purchased natural gas, electricity for main and lower campus, 2300 and LML.

MMBtu's are significantly lower than baseline and previous year because of the reduction in purchased natural gas due to cogeneration plant shutdown for entire calendar year.

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