Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.68
Liaison Tara Pike
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2015
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University of Nevada Las Vegas
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 4.00 Michael Duncan
Assistant Director, Energy Management
Facilities Management
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
356,445.94 MMBtu

Clean and renewable energy from the following sources::
Performance Year
Option 1: Clean and renewable electricity generated on-site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes 892.62 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 0 MMBtu
Option 3: 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 0 MMBtu
Option 4: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option) 0 MMBtu

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

UNLV currently generates on-site renewable energy from two unique systems: the PV canopy of Greenspun Hall and the concentrated multi-junction arrays of the Energy Research Center.

1) Greenspun Hall
The photovoltaic (PV) array and canopy of Greenspun Hall, which towers 70 feet over the courtyard of this LEED Gold rated high performance building, harnesses solar energy and offsets up to 30% of regulated energy consumption and 13.3 percent of total estimated energy consumption. The PV array also provides shade for the building, which helps reduce heat gains from direct sunlight.

2) Energy Research Center
The crown jewels of the Energy Research Center are two Amonix 7700 arrays. Unlike the standard arrangement of the Greenspun array, these devices, which are concentrated solar, multi-junction arrays, are more experimental in nature. The assembly includes mechanical tracking of the sun to maximize direct solar insolation and hence energy production throughout the course of the day.

Center Director Bob Boehm oversees the research related to these units in the hope of finding more cost effective and efficient methods of harvesting the renewable energy of the sun.

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

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

A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:

The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

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