Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.52
Liaison Ruairi O'Mahony
Submission Date Aug. 10, 2016
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STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Paul Piraino
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Operations & Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
451,554 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:
0 MMBtu

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

UMass Lowell generated 227,159 kWh onsite from solar PV in FY14 but did not retain the environmental attributes.
The following is a list of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects:

Solar PV arrays at Costello – 336 panels (59 kW)
Bourgeois – 220 panels (38.4 kW)
Dugan – 396 panels (69 kW)
Leitch - 220 panels (38.4 kW)


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

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

NA


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:

UMass Lowell does have a net metering credit purchase agreement for 15.9 MW solar PV in Westford, Millbury, Warren and Hubbardston but does not retain the associated environmental attributes.


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:

NA


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)
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Coal ---
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Hydro ---
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Nuclear ---
Solar photovoltaic ---
Wind ---
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:
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Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Electricity ---
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas ---
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

Information about UMass Lowell's renewable energy sources is available at the following website:
http://www.uml.edu/Sustainability/Energy.aspx

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