Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.32
Liaison Andy Mitchell
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Illinois Chicago
OP-6: 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, performance year:
3,135,072.42 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) 96,909.48 Kilowatt-hours 330.66 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:

UIC has installed, and retains rights to 244 (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.

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 0 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:

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:
330.66 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 0.60
Coal 44.40
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0.90
Natural gas 21
Nuclear 28.30
Solar photovoltaic 0.10
Wind 3.60
Other (please specify and explain below) 1

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:

Other is the sum of oil and other fossil fuel, from the eGRID summary table for the RFCW subregion.

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Electricity ---
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal 0.20
Natural gas 99.80
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:

A geothermal well system is used for heating and cooling 3 "green" buildings currently, 2 of which are 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.

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