Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.13
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Virginia Commonwealth University
OP-8: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.03 / 7.00 Carl Beckelheimer
Energy Engineer
Physical Plant
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Option 1: 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 :
16.66 MMBtu

Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated:
2,127 MMBtu

Option 3: 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 :
0 MMBtu

Option 4: Total RECs and other similar renewable energy products that the institution purchased during the performance year that are Green-e certified or meet the Green-e standard's technical requirements and are third party verified:
10,140 MMBtu

Option 5: Total electricity generated with cogeneration technology using non-renewable fuel sources :
0 MMBtu

Total energy consumed during the performance year :
983,615.68 MMBtu

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

The MCV Campus Steam Plant has a 6.6 KW solar panel array on the south-facing side of the plant’s stack.


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

A 50 gallon Solar Thermal hot water heater supplies water to Ginter House and a 750 gallon Solar Thermal hot water heater supplies 40% of the water to Shafer Court Dining Center, the main dining hall for the Monroe Park Campus.


A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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A brief description of RECs or other similar renewable energy products purchased during the previous year, including contract timeframes:

The RECs were purchased from Clean Source for the WJ Baxter Perkinson building in November 2009 for a 2 year period, totaling 2,971,800 kWh.


A brief description of cogeneration technologies deployed:
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The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

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