Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.05
Liaison Konrad Schlarbaum
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.04 / 4.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
208,322.21 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) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 549,075 Kilowatt-hours 1,873.44 MMBtu

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

A brief description of the on-site renewable electricity generating facilities/devices:
As of 10/3/2017, the University’s largest, on-site solar system was installed on Gallogly Events Center. It is a 182 kW photovoltaic system and it allows the Gallogly Events Center to almost reach net-zero energy usage through an entire year of energy production and use. There is a 42kW system on the Alpine Garage and Field. UCCS retains 17/42 of the attributes. For the following two systems, UCCS does not retain attributes and they are not included.

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.

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:

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:

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
1,873.44 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 0
Coal 39
Geothermal 0
Hydro 9
Natural gas 49
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 1
Wind ---
Other (please specify and explain below) 5

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:
Other refers to mixed market purchases. The mixed market electric generation is power purchased on the open market. This is likely mostly natural gas.

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:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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