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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 66.20
Liaison Kimberly Williams
Submission Date May 14, 2014
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STARS v1.2

George Washington University
SD-10: Energy Use by Type

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Doug Spengel
Manager, Energy and Environment Program
Operations
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

The percentage of total electricity use from coal.:
37.96

The percentage of total electricity use from wind.:
0

The percentage of total electricity use from biomass.:
0.02

The percentage of total electricity use from natural gas.:
20.22

The percentage of total electricity use from solar PV.:
0

The percentage of total electricity use from geothermal.:
0

The percentage of total electricity use from nuclear.:
37.02

The percentage of total electricity use from hydro.:
0.08

The percentage of total electricity use from other.:
4.70

Provide a brief description.:
Other sources include net electricity purchased from unknown sources as procured by GW's retail electric supplier (4.35%) and residual oils #5-6 (0.35%).

The percentage of total energy used for heating buildings from coal.:
0

The percentage of total energy used for heating buildings from biomass.:
0

The percentage of total energy used for heating buildings from electricity.:
8

The percentage of total energy used for heating buildings from natural gas.:
91.50

The percentage of total energy used for heating buildings from geothermal.:
0

The percentage of total energy used for heating buildings from fuel oil.:
0.25

The percentage of total energy used for heating buildings from other.:
0.25

Provide a brief description.:
Fuel oil can be used as a back-up heat source when natural gas service is interrupted; none was used during FY13 except for testing. The University uses three solar hot water systems.

If cogeneration, please explain.:
A natural gas-fired cogeneration system is being installed during FY14, and it will begin operating during FY15.

Responses provided are for GW's FY 2013.

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