Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
OP-8: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.17 / 7.00 Linda Kogan
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 :
0 MMBtu

Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated:
2,242 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:
5,173 MMBtu

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

Total energy consumed during the performance year :
143,593 MMBtu
+ Date Revised: April 17, 2012

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

There is a 13.6 mW solar photovoltaic thin-film laminate system on the roof of the Science & Engineering Building. And there is a 25 mW solar photovoltaic panel system on the roof of Centennial Hall. Since rebates were provided by Colorado Springs Utilities in order to make the projects financially feasible, UCCS does not retain the environmental benefits of these systems.


A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:

There is a 68 panel solar thermal system on the roof of the Recreation Center that is designed to supply two-thirds of the energy required to heat the swimming pool, but is likely providing more energy than initially calculated.


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:

REC's were purchased for two LEED Gold buildings, the Gallogly Events Center and the Centennial Hall to offset all or a portion of the electricity usage in those buildings for two years.


A brief description of co-generation technologies deployed:
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The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

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