Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.93
Liaison Nathanael Schildbach
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

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, performance year:
2,186,839.63 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) 12,342 Kilowatt-hours 42.11 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:
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A brief description of the on-site renewable electricity generating facilities/devices:

UMass Amherst has significantly increased the on-site renewable energy generation over the past 5 years.
Prior to FY15, UMass installed ground source heat pumps in the Police Station and the International Programs Building (formerly Research Admin)
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).
In FY18, UMass installed ground source heat pumps in Crotty Hall.

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).


Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 89 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:

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)


A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable thermal energy:
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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:
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Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
131.11 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
0.01

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 2.60
Coal 1.07
Geothermal ---
Hydro 8.40
Natural gas 48.71
Nuclear 30.26
Solar photovoltaic 1.17
Wind 3.25
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

The figures above are for the ISO-NE fuel mix from 2016. UMass purchases 30% of it's electricity from the grid. It generates 70%. The breakdown of the grid mix by source above relates only to the 30% of the electricity that UMass generates. The ~70% of electricity that the University produces on-site is primarily natural gas with about 5% solar, some liquid natural gas and fuel oil.


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 2
Fuel oil 2
Geothermal 1
Natural gas 95
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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