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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 73.41
Liaison Fletcher Alexander
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Chico
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.03 / 4.00 Jason Whiteley
Assistant Chief Engineer
Facilities Management & Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
190,528 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:
1,662 MMBtu

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

Chico has a total of four sites with solar PV's. Two roof tops have a total of 325kW, parking structure 2 has 78.4kW, and the new arts and humanities building has 36 kW for a total of 439.4 kW.


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

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

None


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:

None


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:

None


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 4
Coal 0
Geothermal 5
Hydro 15
Natural gas 17
Nuclear 24
Solar photovoltaic 13
Wind 8
Other (please specify and explain below) 14

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

Beginning in 2010, transactions not specifically traceable to
specific generation sources are designated as “unspecified” in
accordance with Public Utilities Code Section 398.2 (d).


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 1
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 99
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:
0.87

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.