Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 32.05
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date June 13, 2016
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The University of Texas at Dallas
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 4.00 Thea Junt
Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
326,262 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 1,122 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 0 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) 25 MMBtu

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

UT Dallas has a 220 kw photovoltaic system in the form of a parking canopy on the top floor of Parking Structure 1. These units were installed during the initial construction in 2012. In FY 15, 328,983 kwh electricity was generated. A number of other renewable energy sources are on-campus as part of research and academic projects. For example, a 4kw solar, 2kw solar, and a 300w vertical axis wind turbine.

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

UT Dallas has a solar-thermal hot water heating system on the Student Services Building. The hot water is used throughout the building lavatories.

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 Student Service Building, the Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building, and the Living Learning Center Phase 4 have utilized REC’s pursuant to 100% of electrical use for 2 years as part of LEED accreditation. In this FY 15 reporting year, only the Living Learning Center REC’s are still active.

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

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