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Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2016
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University of Richmond
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired George Souleret
University Engineer
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
358077.90 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 150 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) 12825 MMBtu

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

Photovoltaic solar panels are installed on apartment building serving one apartment. The array is capable of providing 2kW under ideal solar conditions and is estimated to produce 2 kWh annually. Each of the ten solar panels in the array has a micro inverter that isolates it from the rest of the array, which is beneficial during overcast conditions.

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

A solar hot water collector system was installed for one apartment. The system is capable of heating water 18 gallons/hour at 100 degree increase in temperature. The system has dedicated Btu meter to measure actual solar energy harvested.

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 University began purchasing Renewable Energy Credits in Fall 2012. The University purchases 2034 blocks of green energy monthly, which at 154 kWh each, corresponds to a total of 3,758,832 kWh annually.

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

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