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Liaison Cynthia Klein-Banai
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of Illinois at Chicago
OP-8: Clean and Renewable Energy

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Complete Expired Cynthia Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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 :
103.73 MMBtu

Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated:
1065.29 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:
0 MMBtu

Option 5: Total electricity generated with co-generation technology using non-renewable fuel sources :
466675.10 MMBtu

Total energy consumed during the performance year :
3418188 MMBtu
+ Date Revised: Feb. 25, 2011

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

UIC has installed 224 solar panels on campus, most notably the ones on top of UIC's first LEED Gold certified building, Lincoln Hall.

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

A geothermal well system is used for heating and cooling two "green" buildings currently. This will expand to three in Fall 2011, two of which will be LEED certified. A geothermal heat pump is a central heating and cooling system that uses the earth as a heat source. This design takes advantage of the moderate temperatures in the ground to boost efficiency and reduce the operational costs of heating and cooling systems.

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

A brief description of RECs or other similar renewable energy products purchased during the previous year:

A brief description of co-generation technologies deployed:

Utility Operations runs its own power plants on the UIC campus. Cogeneration is the simultaneous production of heat and power in a single thermodynamic process. Instead of discarding the heat produced by the power production process, it is captured and used to provide space heating and hot water heating, thus eliminating the added expense of burning fuels for the sole purpose of space heating. On the east side the plant can co-generate the production of high-temperature hot water with electricity. The west side plant can co-generate steam with electricity. These plants run primarily on natural gas which is cleaner than coal and fuel oil when considering hazardous air pollutants and carbon dioxide. When operated under certain conditions, cogeneration can be beneficial and helps lower the emission of carbon and sulfur dioxide pollutants into the air.

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

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