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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 74.63
Liaison Moira Hafer
Submission Date July 30, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Stanford University
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Moira Hafer
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
2,675,350 MMBtu

Clean and renewable energy from the following sources::
Performance Year
Option 1: Clean and renewable electricity generated on-site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes 2,743.79 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 0 MMBtu
Option 3: 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: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option) 0 MMBtu

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

The following installations are included in this credit:
Y2E2 #1, #2, & #3, Huang, Spilker, Knight, Synergy, Hoovery, Res2, Jasper Ridge

Please see the Renewable Energy Fact Sheet for additional information:

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


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


A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:


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

In early 2014 the Provost approved a 4MW solar PV installation on campus parking structures and existing buildings. It is expected that this additional solar installation will meet at least 10% of the campus electricity demand. http://www.stanforddaily.com/2014/02/12/solar-panel-installation-approved-by-provost/

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