Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.44
Liaison Andrea Trimble
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Virginia
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.34 / 4.00 Samantha Kelly
Special Projects Coordinator
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
2,483,195.27 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) 61,061,154 Kilowatt-hours 208,340.66 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 366,784.11 Kilowatt-hours 1,251.47 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:
The University and Darden are purchasing for 25 years the entire output of electricity produced at UVA Hollyfield Solar project, a 160-acre 17 MW (AC) solar facility owned and operated by Dominion Energy, that came online in September 2018. The University also has contracted, under a 25-year agreement, to purchase the output of Dominion Energy’s 120-acre 15 MW (AC) Puller Solar facility that came online in November 2018.

A brief description of the on-site renewable electricity generating facilities/devices:
In 2016, a 15 kW solar PV array was installed on Skipwith Hall. Additionally, in 2017 a 126 kW solar PV array was installed on the roof of Clemmons Library. The University also has installed a 1.2 kW photovoltaic array that is used to charge prototype electric vehicles. This is also being used for research to determine the cost-effectiveness of photovoltaic applications on Grounds. As part of our Alternative Energy Study, we are considering a variety of options to commercially produced energy.

UVA is leases roof space on Ruffner Hall and the Bookstore to Dominion Power which holds a combined 364 kW solar array. UVA is also currently adding a 191 kW PV solar array on the Ivy Stacks building that will be operational in 2018 (After the performance period so not included in these calculations).

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report 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:

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable thermal energy:

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:

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
209,592.12 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:

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 0.90
Coal 6.30
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0.60
Natural gas 33.40
Nuclear 38.20
Solar photovoltaic 20
Wind 0.50
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.10

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

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 16.90
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 1.50
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 81.30
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.20

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
LPG (Propane)

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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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