Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.95
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date March 11, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of San Diego
OP-8: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.48 / 7.00 Michael Plakosh
Energy Manager
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Option 1: 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 :
6,576.76 MMBtu

Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated:
0 MMBtu

Option 3: 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 :
0 MMBtu

Option 4: Total RECs and other similar renewable energy products that the institution purchased during the performance year that are Green-e certified or meet the Green-e standard's technical requirements and are third party verified:
21,833.41 MMBtu

Option 5: Total electricity generated with cogeneration technology using non-renewable fuel sources :
0 MMBtu

Total energy consumed during the performance year :
173,868.35 MMBtu

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

Managed by AMSOLAR, USD is home to the third largest rooftop solar installation on a college campus in the nation with a 1.23 megawatt system atop 11 buildings across campus. Electricity generation data from this installation is available in real time. Following installation, this system reduced USD's dependence of externally generated electricity by about 20%.


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

N/A


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

N/A


A brief description of RECs or other similar renewable energy products purchased during the previous year, including contract timeframes:

We receive the RECs for our solar installation. We haven’t retired them as of the time of this submission. Through an agreement with Noble Americas, 20% total purchased electricity is renewable. USD buys this at a premium rate.


A brief description of cogeneration technologies deployed:

N/A


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

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