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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 68.58
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University at Albany
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Endowment size:
49,522,321 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
535 Acres

IECC climate region:
Cold

Locale:
Urban fringe of mid-size city

Gross floor area of building space:
5,806,849 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
5,357,508 Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
561,325 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
1,984,331 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0.50
Coal 4
Geothermal 0
Hydro 18
Natural gas 36
Nuclear 33
Solar photovoltaic 1.50
Wind 6
Other (please specify and explain below) 1

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

Oil is 1%
Diesel is used to test the generators in the life science building, science library and data center and if needed for emergency purposes. This accounts for less than 1% of our electricity needs.


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 99
Other (please specify and explain below) 1

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

Propane is 1%
Diesel is used to test the generators in the life science building, science library and data center and if needed for emergency purposes. This accounts for less than 1% of our heating needs.


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.