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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 66.74
Liaison joni newcomer
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2017
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STARS v2.1

New Mexico State University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 4.00 Pat Chavez
Manager Energy Management Systems
OFS HVAC
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
745,836.32 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:
1,612.50 MMBtu

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

NMSU has a shaded parking area that doubles as a photovoltaic station that provides 1/3 of the power needed for our Campus Health Center where the solar panels are located. We also have the Southwest Technology Development Institute (http://www.nmsu.edu/~tdi/) that does research on PV panels for manufacturers around the world. The SWTDI is a non-profit, university-based organization that provides applied research and development services to private and public sector clients. SWTDI was established in 1977 as the New Mexico Solar Energy Institute, and has active research programs in energy and related systems.


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 0
Coal 60
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0
Natural gas 35
Nuclear 47
Solar photovoltaic 1
Wind 0
Other (please specify and explain below) 13

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

El Paso Electric is our utilities company. 13% of their energy sources is purchased power.

The Company's current generation portfolio exhibits lower carbon intensity than most other electric utilities in the southwestern United States and the Company continues to expand its portfolio of renewable energy sources, particularly solar photovoltaic generation.


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 60
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 40
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
0.22

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.