Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.78
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Virginia Tech
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.38 / 4.00 Rob Glenn
Virginia Tech Electric Service (VTES)
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
1,982,651.95 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) 133,472 Kilowatt-hours 455.41 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:

Photovoltaic array on the Perry St. University Parking Garage

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 55,405,000 Kilowatt-hours 189,041.86 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

VTES purchased 90,222 RECs (90,222 MWh = 90,222,000 kWh) covering CY2019 (purchased in FY2020, April 2020) and applies for all their customers, both the campus and the Town of Blacksburg. This value is 20% of the electricity purchased by the utility. Campus makes up 61.41% of the total electrical energy from VTES. Thus, only 55,405 RECs (55,405,000 kWh) are for the campus portion as needed in this report.

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
189,497.27 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 ---
Coal 54.66
Geothermal ---
Hydro 1.56
Natural gas 10.89
Nuclear 28.27
Solar photovoltaic 0.03
Wind 4.59
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

Data above based on CY19, AEP East Regulated Region Fuel Mix

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal 16.21
Electricity ---
Fuel oil 0.04
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 83.75
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Perry St. Construction: https://roanoke.com/lifestyles/harnessing-the-sun-at-virginia-tech/article_97cabcb5-8056-5993-9cd8-32e3ad5e4100.html

Data comes from the Virginia Tech Office of Energy Management, in conjunction with the Virginia Tech Electric Service (VTES), a university owned utility that serves the electric needs of both the Virginia Tech and part of the surrounding town of Blacksburg.

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