Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.83
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Virginia Commonwealth University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
0.02 / 4.00 Joseph Costa
Sustainability Projects and Program Coordinator
Sustainability
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
1,140,462.22 MMBtu

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:
1,980.62 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 163 kW solar array on the N Parking Deck.
A 179 kW solar array on the West Broad St Parking Deck.
A 1.2 kW solar array at the PPD Admin Building.
A 2.4 kW solar array at the School of Engineering West.
A 2.4 kW solar array at Larrick Student Center.
A 1 kW wind turbine at the Pollak Building.


Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
2,811.30 MMBtu

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

A 50 gallon Solar Thermal hot wA ater 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. There is an evacuated glass tube solar thermal installation at Grace St Housing.


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, performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:

VCU had no off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices during this reporting period.


Total third-party certified RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a utility-provided certified green power option) purchased during the performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:

We are purchasing clean energy from Dominion for the PPD Admin Building totalling 84, 761 kWh for FY2016


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 2.05
Coal 45.01
Geothermal 0
Hydro 1.65
Natural gas 8.95
Nuclear 41.35
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 0
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.07

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

This is a small percentage that Dominion Power purchases off the regional
grid that they don't know what the generation source was.


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 1.20
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 98.80
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
0.42

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