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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
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.05 / 4.00 Indu Lnu
Energy Officer
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
791,400 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 190 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) 9,010 MMBtu

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

The University has a 49.8 kW solar photovoltaic system on the Social Science building roof.


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

none


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

none


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

The University purchased 3,234,027 kwh of Green-e Energy certified clean source and American wind RECS for University Hall, Business Building, Service Building A and Liberty Terrace from Renewable Choice.
In FY 14-15, we purchased 2-years’ worth of RECS for the Business Building, SBA, Mohawk Tower and Liberty Terrace. In FY 13-14, we purchased 3-years worth of REC's for University Hall.


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

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