Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.97
Liaison Teddy Lhoutellier
Submission Date March 13, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Miami
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Teddy Lhoutellier
Sustainability Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
808339.52 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:
304.11 MMBtu

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

Frost School of Music LEED Platinum Solar PV System:
The North Studio is set to offset approx. 12.6% of its annual electricity consumption with onsite renewable energy via fixed tilt solar PV rooftop panels, rated at 50.8 kW DC (39.1 kW AC). In combination with the building’s other energy efficiency improvements, the North studio uses approx. 46% less energy than typical buildings in this climate zone.
The South Studio is set to offset approx. 8.9% of its annual electricity consumption with onsite renewable energy via fixed tilt solar PV rooftop panels, rated at 20.8 kW DC (16 kW AC). In combination with the building’s other energy efficiency improvements, the South studio uses approx. 27% less energy than typical buildings in this climate zone.

The 20 KW ECO sponsored system on top of the Hurricanes food Court is generating enough energy to offset around 17% of the building's load.


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

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

UM has implemented Solar Thermal system as part of our Silver LEED Neuroscience Center hot water system to reduce total energy demand for scientific research.
The system has reduced total hot water energy demand for cage wash, lab sinks and domestic use on the site by 30%.


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
Coal 5.34
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0
Natural gas 70.04
Nuclear 17.13
Solar photovoltaic 0.06
Wind 0
Other (please specify and explain below) 7.43

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

Not Applicable


Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
0.04

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