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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 51.95
Liaison Erin Stanforth
Submission Date July 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Virginia Commonwealth University
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

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

Endowment size:
1,509,430,553 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
731.50 Acres

IECC climate region:
Mixed-Humid

Locale:
Mid-size city

Gross floor area of building space:
4,819,720 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
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Floor area of laboratory space:
620,110 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
11,379.58 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
141,627 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
1,793,772 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 2.05
Coal 45.01
Geothermal 0
Hydro 1.65
Natural gas 8.95
Nuclear 41.35
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 0
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.07

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

This is a small percentage that Dominion Power purchases off the regional
grid that they don't know what the generation source was.


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 1.20
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 98.80
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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