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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.

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Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
OP-8: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Justin Harrell
Engineer
Physical Plant Engineering Services
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Option 1: 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 :
111.26 MMBtu

Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated:
0 MMBtu

Option 3: 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 :
0 MMBtu

Option 4: Total RECs and other similar renewable energy products that the institution purchased during the performance year that are Green-e certified or meet the Green-e standard's technical requirements and are third party verified:
0 MMBtu

Option 5: Total electricity generated with cogeneration technology using non-renewable fuel sources :
56,866.73 MMBtu

Total energy consumed during the performance year :
1,634,658 MMBtu

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

28.2 kW-peak fixed PV array


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

n/a


A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:

n/a


A brief description of RECs or other similar renewable energy products purchased during the previous year, including contract timeframes:

n/a


A brief description of cogeneration technologies deployed:

The SIUC steam plant produces steam for campus heating and cooling from natural gas and coal boilers. Our circulating fluidized bed (CFB) coal boiler produces high pressure steam, all of which is directed through a back-pressure turbine and 3.5 MW generator before leaving the plant. Electric co-gen production depends entirely on the campus steam load. Co-gen provides roughly 16% of main campus electric energy annually at a generation efficiency of roughly 80%, compared to roughly 31% for electricity purchased from the grid.


The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

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.