Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.88
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date April 30, 2014
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University of Texas at Austin
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Juan Ontiveros
Utilities and Energy Management
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
3,729,889 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 2,656.70 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 523.50 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) 0 MMBtu

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

There are several locations on campus where electricity is generated from solar power and fed into the campus grid. These are: 1) Facilities Complex Bldg # 3 (FC3) - 2) Manor Garage (MAG) - 3) Pickle Research Campus (PRC). A separate site uses solar power to produce hot water at Norman Hackerman Building (NHB).

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

The NHB solar thermal system is the Apricus AP-30 evacuated tube system and consists of 36 5-panel banks. The heated water goes to the reheat coils in the VAV terminal units.

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

Other website: http://www.webberenergygroup.com/solar/
For the purposes of reporting data on this credit, the performance year is fiscal year 2012-2013, i.e. September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013.

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