Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.35
Liaison Christa Rieck
Submission Date Nov. 23, 2015
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University of Houston
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.21 / 4.00 Gabriel Durham
Graduate assistant
Office of Sustainability
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
1,563,649.85 MMBtu
+ Date Revised: Jan. 27, 2016

Clean and renewable energy from the following sources::
Performance Year
Option 1: Clean and renewable electricity generated on-site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes 75.85 MMBtu
+ Date Revised: Jan. 27, 2016
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 0 MMBtu
+ Date Revised: Jan. 27, 2016
Option 3: 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: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option) 83,656.80 MMBtu
+ Date Revised: Jan. 27, 2016

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

A 20.24 kilowatt (kW) DC photo-voltaic panel system is mounted on the roof of the University’s Central Utility Plant, which is located on the northeast side of campus. The solar array helps reduce the University of Houston’s greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs. It’s also used as a tool to educate students about solar energy.


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

n/a


A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:

n/a


A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:

In 2014, Texas General Land Office includes approximately 6% of Renewable Energy Credits in its standard offerings, including the electricity provided to UH. Electric Reliability Council of Texas changes the percentage slightly every year.


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

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