Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.40
Liaison Cynthia Klein-Banai
Submission Date Sept. 11, 2014
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University of Illinois Chicago
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Cynthia Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
3,386,428.98 MMBtu

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 438.29 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 1,065.29 MMBtu
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) 0 MMBtu

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

UIC has installed 224 (52 kW capacity) solar panels on campus, most notably the ones on top of UIC's first LEED Gold certified building, Lincoln Hall. We also have 245 panel (55 kW capacity) on Douglas 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:
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A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:
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The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

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