Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.94
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of San Diego
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.17 / 4.00 Michael Catanzaro
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
150,653 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:
6,503 MMBtu

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

Managed by AMSOLAR, USD is home to one of the largest rooftop solar installations 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.


Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
0 MMBtu

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

N/A


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:

N/A


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:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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 6.50
Coal 0
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0
Natural gas 0
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 8
Wind 16.70
Other (please specify and explain below) 68.80

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

The percentage is based on an average of Noble Americas calendar year 2014 and 2015 power mix, electricity purchased from Noble Americas in fiscal-year 2015, and electricity from onsite solar generation in fiscal-year 2015.

NOTE: In this case, "OTHER" refers to any purchase not traceable to specific generation sources by any auditable contract trail or equivalent, such as a tradeable commodity system (e.g., power purchased from the wholesale market such that the generating facility cannot be identified), or to "null" power purchases that expressly transferred energy only and not the RECs associated from an RPS-eligible facility.


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Electricity 5
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 95
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

Estimate of electric heating based on conversations with Building Maintenance staff on the number of buildings with electric heaters. SAPs and PTAs are heated with electricity.


Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
4.32

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