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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.84
Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Arizona State University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.32 / 4.00 Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
1,916,420.65 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:
5,576 MMBtu

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

PV solar consists of 88 systems across ASUs four campuses and Research Park, and has a capacity of 24.1 MWdc. The systems are either roof mounted, ground mounted, parasols, and on top of parking garages or over parking lots.


Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
8,557 MMBtu

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

-67 MMBtu system at Nursing & Healthcare Innovation
-7,625 MMBtu (Thermal) at Sun Devil Fitness Center Tempe
- 132 MMBtu (DHW) at Sun Devil Fitness Center Tempe
-385 MMBtu system at Sun Devil Fitness Complex West
-348 MMBtu at Sun Devil Fitness Complex Polytechnic


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:
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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:
141,262.67 MMBtu

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

Some on-site solar RECs have been transferred.

ASU has purchased RECs for FY15 that will be delivered on or before April 15th, 2016.

ASU has also purchased RECs for FY16 that will be delivered on or before April 15th, 2017. The amount purchased is sufficient to offset the estimated amount of renewable energy certificates sold related to on-site solar generation during FY16.


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 0.33
Coal 37.40
Geothermal 2.40
Hydro 6.30
Natural gas 33.90
Nuclear 18
Solar photovoltaic 0.66
Wind 0.97
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.12

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

2012 eGrid


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Electricity 20
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 80
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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:
8.11

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.