Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.84
Liaison Teddy Lhoutellier
Submission Date April 26, 2024

STARS v2.2

University of Miami
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.96 / 4.00 Teddy Lhoutellier
Sustainability Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
763,824.03 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) 165,520,000 Kilowatt-hours 564,754.24 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 134,815 Kilowatt-hours 459.99 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:

In 2019, the University of Miami signed an agreement with Florida Power and Light to adopt the Solar Together program. This community solar agreement allows the University to procure 100% of its 2019 electricity consumption through off-site solar energy. The Renewable Energy Credits associated with it are offsetting operation scope 2 emissions—getting us much closer to carbon neutrality. These yearly RECs started to be retired in 2022. All RECs are certified by the North American Registry.

Currently, FPL has 8,000 acres of solar panels in 28 solar energy centers across the state, and it is in the process of building 14 more centers to support the SolarTogether program. 

In FY23, after subtracting the RECs allocated to UHealth, 165,384,000 kWh of RECs were used for the campus boundary outlined in PRE-3. 

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

Rooftop PV systems are installed on:

  1. Fieldhouse
  2. Hurricanes Food Court
  3. Frost School of Music North Studio
  4. Frost School of Music South Studio

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:
565,214.23 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
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:

Oil and Purchased power. Source: https://www.fpl.com/clean-energy/plant-projects.html

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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