Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jarrett Smith
Submission Date Dec. 5, 2012
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University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
OP-8: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jon Bortles
Sustainability Officer
Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration, AHEC
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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:
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:
46362 MMBtu

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

Total energy consumed during the performance year :
790670 MMBtu

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

In the summer of 2009 (through 2011) the Sustainable Campus Program at Auraria Higher Education Center sponsored a three year contract with Renewable Choice Energy to offset 100% of the campus' electricity use with Renewable Energy Credits generated through the development of wind power programs through the western US. This purchase ranks the Auraria Campus in the top ten schools / universities in the EPA green power purchasers program. As part of this campus, UC Denver claims 33.6% (or 46,362 MMBtu) of this energy consumption, which it would otherwise pay for.


A brief description of cogeneration technologies deployed:
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The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:
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The UCD facilities department reports on the AMC campus as well as three fully owned UCD buildings on the Auraria Campus, for a total of 693007 MMBtu. Add this to the portion of the Auraria Campus energy consumtion (approximately 33.66% of their total, or 97663 MMBtu) and you have the total energy consumption of 790670 MMBtu reported for this credit.

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