Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.87
Liaison Elias Platte-Bermeo
Submission Date July 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Southern California
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Elias Platte-Bermeo
Sustainability Program Assistant
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
1,255,977.36 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) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 45,993 Kilowatt-hours 156.93 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:
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A brief description of the on-site renewable electricity generating facilities/devices:

Wrigley Marine Science Center installation of 20.8 kW provides up to 20% of energy needs for the dining hall and kitchen. The Cardinal ‘N Gold apartment installation, the first solar array on a Housing complex, provides up to 16,000 kWh of energy per year.


Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
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:
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A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable thermal energy:
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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:
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Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
156.93 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
0.01

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 0
Coal 19
Geothermal 0
Hydro 4
Natural gas 35
Nuclear 11
Solar photovoltaic 15
Wind 16
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:
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Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 2
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 98
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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In 2020, 1,500 solar modules covering 50,000 square feet were installed on the roof the Galen Center athletic arena. The installation marks USC’s largest solar project to date and provides up to 15% of the arena’s energy use. This is not reflected in the reporting fields for this credit because the energy provided by this project is not included in the "Total energy consumption, performance year" field since the project came online outside of the performance year.

More information: https://news.usc.edu/168652/galen-center-solar-project-roof-usc-sustainability/

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