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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 Silver
Overall Score 45.25
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Oct. 16, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Kentucky
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Britney Thompson
Energy Engineer
Campus Utilities
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
2,917,806 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 90.30 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 23 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 :

One 26-kw solar PV array at the Marksbury Building was functional on the campus during CY2014. This facility has panels that feed electricity directly back into the building for consumption.


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

The Poundstone Regulatory Services facility has one set of eight solar-thermal collectors that serve to add heat to the domestic hot water for the facility.


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:

none


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

RGAN Solar PV is not included here, as it came online in early 2015.

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.