Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.77
Liaison Nathanael Schildbach
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Amherst
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Ezra Small
Sustainability Manager
Physical Plant
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
2,086,405 MMBtu

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:
42 MMBtu

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

UMass Amherst has significantly increased the on-site renewable energy generation over the past 5 years.
In FY15 the campus had 16 kW of solar PV energy from the Deerfield Farm.
In FY16, UMass Amherst installed a 336 kW solar PV canopy system.
In FY17, UMass Amherst installed a 5.5 MW solar PV system on 7 different sites (2 parking canopies and 5 rooftops).

The only project for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes for is the 16kW Deerfield farm solar PV (12,342 kwh=42 MMBTU).


Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
89 MMBtu

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

In FY16, UMass Amherst installed a 113 kW solar thermal system on the CHP. 113 kW (387kbtu/hr) solar thermal system at the CHP (26,155 kwh=89 MMBTU)


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:
0 MMBtu

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

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0.90 #
Coal 0.72 #
Geothermal 0 #
Hydro 2.13 #
Natural gas 84.79 #
Nuclear 9.30 #
Solar photovoltaic 0.18 #
Wind 0.72 #
Other (please specify and explain below) 1.26 #

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

Oil and ULSD accounts for the 1.26% other fuel used.


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0 #
Coal 0 #
Electricity 0 #
Fuel oil 1 #
Geothermal 0 #
Natural gas 99 #
Other (please specify and explain below) 0 #

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
0.01

Used https://www.iso-ne.com/about/key-stats/resource-mix grid mix data for accounting for 30% of our energy used for electricity.

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