Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.86
Liaison Elida Erickson
Submission Date March 23, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of California, Santa Cruz
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Endowment size:
151,000,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
2,130 Acres

IECC climate region:


Gross floor area of building space:
5,541,682 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:

Floor area of laboratory space:
1,138,270 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
33,652 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
1,936,391 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0.40
Coal 0.20
Geothermal 0.94
Hydro 5.55
Natural gas 80.90
Nuclear 1.40
Solar photovoltaic 6.50
Wind 3.70
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.41

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 100
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

The building square footages are based on the University of California's "Outside Gross Square Feet" (OGSF) definition and includes buildings at the Main Campus (including Laureate Court), 2300 Delaware, and the Coastal Science Campus. Unoccupied support structures under 100 sf were not included.

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