Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.77
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Nov. 9, 2010
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University of Colorado Boulder
OP-8: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.05 / 7.00 Moe Tabrizi
Assistant Director
Facilities Management- Administration
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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 :
130 MMBtu

Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated:
0 MMBtu

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 :
0 MMBtu

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:
21,314 MMBtu

Option 5: Total electricity generated with co-generation technology using non-renewable fuel sources :
13,591.90 MMBtu

Total energy consumed during the performance year :
1,359,176 MMBtu

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

A total of 42 KW of PV has been installed over 3 different buildings (UMC, Chancellor Residence, MRC)- campus financed, full environment benefit of solar panes to the campus.

As a part of the financing arrangements for an additional 200 kW, the PV installations across campus have not retained their RECs. The installations will revert to campus ownership within 5-7 years, consequently the ownership of the RECS will also revert to the campus at that time.

http://www.colorado.edu/facilitiesmanagement/about/conservation/CINCNewSolarPV.html

http://www.colorado.edu/facilitiesmanagement/about/conservation/NewSolarPV.html


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:

RECs for Wind Energy are purchased through Community Energy. Carbon offsets were purchased through the Colorado Carbon Fund.


A brief description of co-generation technologies deployed:

The UCB campus benefits from an on-site natural gas fired co-generation of electricity, steam, and chilled water. Currently 100% of the steam and chilled water generated on campus is by Cogen. Prior to 2005, Cogen produced a significant amount of electricity for the campus. Increases in natural gas prices led to the reduction in electricity production by Cogen.


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

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