Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.40
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date Aug. 27, 2021

STARS v2.2

Virginia Commonwealth University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.04 / 4.00 Wyatt Carpenter
Sustainability Projects and Programs Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
902,931.62 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) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

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

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

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 2,811.30 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 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.

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 2,089,131 Kilowatt-hours 7,128.11 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:
We are purchasing clean energy from Dominion for the PPD Admin Building and the VCU College of Health Professional Building, totaling 2,089,131 kWh for the year.

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
9,939.41 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 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:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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