|Submission Date||Jan. 4, 2019|
University of Houston
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy
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Office of Sustainability
Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
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:
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.
Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
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, performance year:
A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
Total third-party certified RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a utility-provided certified green power option) purchased during the performance year:
A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:
The above figure was derived from using the 2017 Texas General Land Office fuel mix, and applying those percentages to the portion of UH electricity that was not either directly purchased from a solar source or generated by an on-campus solar array.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
|Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)|
|Other (please specify and explain below)||0.70|
A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:
The above figures were derived from using the 2017 Texas General Land Office fuel mix.
Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
|Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)|
|Other (please specify and explain below)||---|
A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
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