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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 53.85
Liaison Ruairi O'Mahony
Submission Date May 1, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Massachusetts Lowell
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Paul Piraino
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Operations & Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
451,554 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 0 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 :

UMass Lowell generated 227,159 kWh onsite from solar PV in FY14 but did not retain the environmental attributes.
The following is a list of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects:

Solar PV arrays at Costello – 336 panels (59 kW)
Bourgeois – 220 panels (38.4 kW)
Dugan – 396 panels (69 kW)
Leitch - 220 panels (38.4 kW)


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

NA


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

UMass Lowell does have a net metering credit purchase agreement for 15.9 MW solar PV in Westford, Millbury, Warren and Hubbardston but does not retain the associated environmental attributes.


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

NA


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

Information about UMass Lowell's renewable energy sources is available at the following website:
http://www.uml.edu/Sustainability/Energy.aspx

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.