Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.50
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Rochester
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
0.05 / 4.00 Richard Stein
Assistant Director
Facilities Operations
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
3,196,649 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:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :
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Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
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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:
41,537 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:

We buy NYS mandated REC’s and ZEC’s as a “surcharge” on our electric bill – as mandated as part of the Governor’s clean energy plan. These are NOT voluntary REC purchased to offset a building or specific project.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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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 2.11
Geothermal 0
Hydro 31.64
Natural gas 27.72
Nuclear 31.45
Solar photovoltaic 0.05
Wind 4.69
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.19

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

Oil .190


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
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 100
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
1.30

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