Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.87
Liaison Kevin Kirsche
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Georgia
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 4.00 Jason Perry
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
2,016,866.45 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) 1,667,000 Kilowatt-hours 5,687.80 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:
UGA Solar Tracking and Demonstration Project:
1MW solar farm for research, experiential learning and offsetting approximately 1% of UGA's total electricity demand. Owned and operated by Georgia Power on UGA property, UGA retains SRECs.

Solar Charging Station:
Picnic table with solar panels above for charging tablets, laptops and cell phones.

UGArden Solar Project:
Student-designed free-standing 8-panel solar array charges electric vehicles and other facilities at UGA's Teaching & Demonstration Farm.

UGA Solar Demonstration Project:
Jackson Street Building, College of Environment & Design.
72 solar photovoltaic panels provide up to 30,000 kWh annually, enough to power 90 T-8 light fixtures or 189 laptops daily.

UGA Club Sports Complex:
Solar-powered parking lot lighting illuminates the parking during evening operating hours.

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 34 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:
UGA Double Bridges Farm:
Swine Research and Learning Facility.
Swine waste is conveyed using harvested rain water and treated in an anaerobic digester, which is heated using biogas harvested from the treated swine waste.

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:
5,721.80 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 ---
Coal 19
Geothermal ---
Hydro 3
Natural gas 50
Nuclear 22
Solar photovoltaic 6
Wind ---
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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 0
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 100
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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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