Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.90
Liaison Steve Mital
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Oregon
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.44 / 4.00 Cimmeron Gillespie
Education & Analytics Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
696,267.57 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) 73,522,474.04 Kilowatt-hours 250,858.68 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 146,102.40 Kilowatt-hours 498.50 MMBtu

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

The Eugene Waster and Electric Board (EWEB) produces a clean energy mix of 83.1%, and records Renewable Energy Credits through the Western Regional Energy Generation Information Service (WREGIS). WREGIS maintains the records of Renewable Energy Credits for EWEB.



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

The UO has five buildings that generate PV solar electricity: our Facilities Warehouse (10.5KW), the Erb Memorial Union (10KW), the Lillis Business Complex (44KW) and the Student Recreation Center and Outdoor Program Barn (11KW). Additionally one (10KW) wind turbine at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology satellite campus. Using a .2 capacity factor we estimate these systems produce 146,102.4 KWH/year.

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:

UO operates a large solar hot water system on LLC North (a residence hall). It provides hot water for domestic purposes. We will update the STARS report with estimated MMBtus as soon as possible.

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

The institution purchases a certain amount of electricity from EWEB, which certifies it s renewable sources through WREGIS.



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:
251,357.18 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 6
Coal 0.03
Geothermal 0
Hydro 77
Natural gas 1
Nuclear 7
Solar photovoltaic 0.10
Wind 6
Other (please specify and explain below) 2.96

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

Other: Oil Distillate & other fossil Fuel.

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 0.00
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 99.88
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.00

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:

LPG used to heat the satellite campus Oregon Institute of Marine Biology and natural gas is used to heat main campus.

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Eugene Water and Electric Board has a mix of renewable energy that is
83.1% renewably sourced and accounts for a significant majority from purchased electricity. The percentage mix above is offset slighly by satellite campuses which operate on another grid which does use coal in it's mix.

Other websites: https://business.uoregon.edu/lillis-complex

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