|Submission Date||June 15, 2017|
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Director of Sustainability
Facilities l Architect l Safety l Technology
28kW solar PV system on South Parking Garage
Cleveland State University entered into a two year power purchasing contract with Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. from 7/29/2014 to 6/20/2016.
NewMix Wind (Load Following) was the product selected for Green-e Energy certified renewable energy certificates, sourced from wind resources located within the United States in an amount equal to 15% of Cleveland State University’s load volume. The 15% green energy purchase of 16,643 RECs is the equivalent to 8,723 tons of CO2e.
|Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)|
|Other (please specify and explain below)||1.30|
The breakdown of electricity use outlined above is the regional grid mix taken directly from the U.S. eGRID subregion RFC West.
Other = Oil, other Fossil, and other unknown/purchased fuel as per eGrid Subregion Resource Mix spreadsheet noted above.
|Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)|
|Other (please specify and explain below)||---|
Emission attributable to steam generation have decreased significantly due to upgrades performed by our district steam provider company, Cleveland Thermal. Steam and chilled water produced by Cleveland Thermal up until FY2014 was produced using coal fired boilers, with Residual Fuel Oil No. 6 used for peak loads. The fuel mix during these years was 95% coal and 5% Fuel Oil. Between FY2014-FY2016, Cleveland Thermal began the transition to natural gas boilers. During this period, both natural gas and coal were used as fuel to generate steam and chilled water. As of FY2016, steam and chilled water has been produced using 100% natural gas fuel.
In 2016, CSU entered into two year power purchasing contract with MidAmerican Energy for 18 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power, representing 30 percent of our annual electricity usage.
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