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SCI 2021: University of Utah Geothermal Contract

  • University of Utah (UT)

Long-Term 20 MW Geothermal Power Purchase and Rate Tariff Leadership: The long-term 20 MW Geothermal Power Purchase and Rate Tariff Leadership project began supplying the University of Utah with 20 ...


Farm Animals Among Solar Panels at PCC Rock Creek

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Talisman the guard llama and other farm animals graze between the solar panels at Portland Community College's Rock Creek campus.


Lightsource bp Module Installation

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

70-MW Solar Power Purchase Agreement - Pennsylvania State University partnered with solar developer Lightsource bp on a 70-megawatt, off-site solar energy project to supply about 25% of the University's electricity ...


Nittany 3 Solar Farm - Southern View

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

70-MW Solar Power Purchase Agreement - Pennsylvania State University partnered with solar developer Lightsource bp on a 70-megawatt, off-site solar energy project to supply about 25% of the University's electricity ...


Nittany 3 Solar Farm

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

70-MW Solar Power Purchase Agreement - Pennsylvania State University partnered with solar developer Lightsource bp on a 70-megawatt, off-site solar energy project to supply about 25% of the University's electricity ...


Nittany 1 Solar Farm

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

70-MW Solar Power Purchase Agreement - Pennsylvania State University partnered with solar developer Lightsource bp on a 70-megawatt, off-site solar energy project to supply about 25% of the University's electricity ...


The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

The Kendeda Building - The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at Georgia Institute of Technology is the first building in Georgia to earn Living Building Challenge certification. The Kendeda Building ...


Managed Print Program at American University

  • American University (DC)

SCI 2021 Feature: Ditching Desktop Printers

A campus-wide Managed Print Program at American University is streamlining the print process and reducing costs associated with energy usage and waste. Since this ...


L'Anse Community Solar Project

  • Michigan Technological University (MI)

L'Anse Community Solar Project - A team of engineering researchers and students from Michigan Technological University worked with local and state partners to bring solar to the Community of L ...


UQ 64MW Warwick Solar Farm, Grazing residential sheep

  • University of Queensland (QLD)

Sheep grazing and tending the grounds at the University of Queensland's own 64 MW Warwick Solar Farm.


UQ 64MW Warwick Solar Farm, Relief from the rain

  • University of Queensland (QLD)

The University of Queensland's own residential sheep taking shelter from the rain at the 64MW solar farm. They are on a break from maintenance tasks where they mow and ...


UQ Warwick Solar Farm

  • University of Queensland (QLD)

Aerial view of the University of Queensland's own 64 megawatt Warwick Solar Farm. The wholly university owned farm is powering UQ to be 100% renewable.


CSUDH 1MW/4 Hr Battery Storage

  • California State University, Dominguez Hills (CA)

Large-Scale Battery Storage - California State University, Dominguez Hills recently installed one of the largest behind-the-meter battery storage systems in Southern California, which currently provides demand response services that net the ...


Dickinson College Achieves Carbon Neutrality

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Carbon Neutral 2020 - Dickinson College attained carbon neutrality in 2020, reaching a goal that was established in 2007. Dickinson reduced GHG emissions by increasing energy efficiency of the campus, switching ...


43.8 kW Roof Top Mounts Multiple Locations

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

Three rooftop solar installations on campus totaling 43.8 kw at the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Bell Tower Parking Deck, and North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Education Center.

  • Posted July 20, 2021
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45 MW PPA Exoplexus

  • Macalester College (MN)

We purchase our renewable energy from a 45MW solar PV grid in Minnesota. It is owned by Ecoplexus and fed into Xcel Energy's portfolio.

  • Posted July 20, 2021
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4.5 mW Carport Canopies

  • California State University, Long Beach (CA)

The rows of high-reaching solar panels will provide 4.5 megawatts and supply one-third of the campus’ energy demands during peak periods. The new system also will add 44 electric ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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2 mW PPA: Off-Site Solar Farm

  • Clark University (MA)

2 mW, 9 acre solar farm off-site in Charleton MA for which Clark receives the exclusive alternative PPA credits.

Through a state and federally supported program to encourage the development ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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42 kW Alpine Garage and Field

  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)

There is a 42kW system on the Alpine Garage and Field. UCCS retains 17/42 of the attributes.

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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182 kW Gallogly Events Center

  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)

As of 10/3/2017, the University’s largest, on-site solar system was installed on Gallogly Events Center. It is a 182 kW photovoltaic system and it allows the Gallogly ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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6.5 kW: Facilities Management Building

  • California State University, Sacramento (CA)

Sac State installed a Photovoltaic (PV) system with a new car port located behind the Facilities Management building during the 2001-02 time frame. The car port is 108 Ft. long ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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614 kW Solar Arrays - 4 Installations

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

Georgia Tech is a large user of power but we reduce the associated impacts by incorporating solar energy into many of our buildings. In total there are over 4,000 ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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120 kW: Ivy Stacks Building

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The UVA-owned Ivy Stacks solar array was designed and installed by Sun Tribe Solar and aims to support the University’s sustainability and carbon-reduction goals.

The solar array came online ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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364 kW: Ruffner Hall and the Bookstore to Dominion Power

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The university says the solar panel systems – one atop Ruffner Hall and the other at the University Bookstore – consist of 1,589 solar panels, each one about 3 by 5 ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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126 kW: Clemmons Library Roof Installation

  • University of Virginia (VA)

In 2017 a 126 kW solar PV array was installed on the roof of Clemmons Library.

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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15 kW: Skipwith Hall

  • University of Virginia (VA)

In 2016, a 15 kW solar PV array was installed on Skipwith Hall.

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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3 MW Power Purchase

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Dickinson's Solar Field is a 3-MW solar facility constructed on Dickinson property. Dickinson purchases electricity from the solar field through a power purchasing agreement with Tesla.

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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11 kW Array Cassat-James Residence Hall

  • Carleton College (MN)

A 10.6 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) panel array was installed on the Cassat-James roof as part of this residence hall construction project in 2009. Electricity production averages 10 MWh ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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5 MW Solar Farm Installations

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

The 5-MW solar project consists of two solar arrays, each providing 2.5 MW of clean energy. Construction on the project began in 2016 with the first array (Route 14 ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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515 kW Installations - Tutt Library

  • Colorado College (CO)

The library includes a geothermal energy field on Armstrong Quad, consisting of 80 wells, a 115-kilowatt rooftop solar array; a 400-kilowatt offsite solar array; a green roof-top garden; and a ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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35 kW Ground Installation - Baca Campus

  • Colorado College (CO)

A 35 kw solar array was installed at CC's Baca campus through work done by NSO Priddy Trips in 2015. The array was funded by an allocation of $50 ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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200 kW Power Purchase - CU Solar Farm

  • Missouri State University (MO)

While sunshine itself is free, the equipment to turn it into a usable source of power is not. The CU Solar Initiative provides customers the ability to more easily afford ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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48 kW Solar PV Array -- McCarthy Gymnasium / FDC

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

The McCarthy Gym array is part of the microgrid research facility and it is currently operating in "island mode."stss

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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14 kW Installation at SW1 Gateway

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BC)

The Gateway building is a three storey 5,280-square-metre structure on the Burnaby campus. The building, which officially opened in November 2011, is a LEED Gold project, featuring numerous energy ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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250 kW Solar Installation at Energy OASIS

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BC)

The Energy OASIS facility is comprised of: a 250 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) parking canopy paired with a 500 kWhr lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS); two DC Fast Charge ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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Lehigh, Lafayette, Muhlenberg and Dickinson Join Forces for Unprecedented Renewable Energy Project

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Lafayette College (PA)
  • Lehigh University (PA)
  • Muhlenberg College (PA)
  • CustomerFirst Renewables (MD)

In February 2020, Lehigh University, Lafayette College, Muhlenberg College and Dickinson College announced a partnership to purchase renewable energy as a collective. Together, the four schools will purchase the largest ...

  • Posted July 15, 2021
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Energy use and CO2 emissions in the UK universities: An extended Kaya identity analysis

  • Florida International University (FL)
  • Australian National University
  • Kingston University London
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Universität Duisburg-Essen

We investigate the progress of the UK universities in greening their energy sources in line with the UK's goal of becoming a net-zero economy by 2050. Using the HESA ...


Action learning partnerships: carbon, commerce and community co-learning at a Canadian university

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)
  • Prince George Chamber of Commerce (BC)
  • Carbon Realities Consulting (BC)

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to discuss an innovative course offered as a partnership between the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) (Canada), the Prince George Chamber ...


Embodied, operation, and commuting emissions: A case study comparing the carbon hotspots of an educational building

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • University of Vaasa
  • Jilin University

Building operational energy, mobility energy, and materials embodied energy contribute to a significant portion of the global greenhouse gas emissions. Buildings stand at the intersection of these three contributors and ...


Virtual Energy Treasure Hunt Event

  • Suffolk County Community College (NY)

In April 2021, Suffolk County Community College hosted our first US Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Treasure Hunt Event. The DOE describes the Treasure Hunt as “One of the best ...


Campus Energy-Efficiency Project (CEEP)

  • University of Utah (UT)

$30M project on the Health Science Campus of the University of Utah, to use energy-efficiency to avoid the need for an expensive chilled water (CHW) plant expansion.


Brown University's Thermal Efficiency Project-2

  • Brown University (RI)

Brown University is a 6.5 million sq. ft. research university campus founded in 1764 in Providence, Rhode Island. Its annual energy bill is $20 million. It serves 7,000 ...


President's Sustainability Research Fellowship 20-21: Sustainable Space Utilization

  • Swarthmore College (PA)

The 2020-2021 President's Sustainability Research Fellowship Sustainable Space Utilization project was conducted by Alex Flowers '21 over the 2020-2021 Academic Year. The purpose of the Sustainable Space Management project ...


UIUC Solar Farm 2.0: Ultra-Sustainable on-campus solar array

  • University of Illinois University Administration (IL)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Referred to as “Solar Farm 2.0,” a new 54-acre, 12.32 megawatt (MWdc) utility-scale array is located on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus, north of Curtis Road ...


FY20 Energy-Efficiency Initiatives Project

  • University of Utah (UT)

The first phase of a series of campus-wide projects to target carbon reductions.

The FY20 Energy-Efficiency Initiatives project targeted industry proven low-cost, fast-payback measures focusing on carbon neutrality and energy-efficiency ...


20 MW Solar Energy Purchase

  • University of Utah (UT)

The University of Utah has made a PPA of 20 MW of off-site solar energy in Huntington, UT, set to begin delivery in early 2022. The University of Utah’s ...


20MW Geothermal Power Purchase

  • University of Utah (UT)

The University of Utah, through a partnership with Cyrq Energy and Rocky Mountain Power, has made a groundbreaking geothermal energy purchase. This contract will supply the University of Utah with ...


Implications of Massachusetts Climate Policy for Smith College

  • Smith College (MA)

Smith College has pledged to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. To meet this goal, Smith is considering transitioning its district energy system from steam heat generated with natural gas to ...


Energy Efficiency Strategy

  • Swarthmore College (PA)

Project Name: Energy Efficiency Strategy Name: Christian Stone Project Mentors: Elizabeth Drake, Domenic Porrini Project Board Members: Greg Brown, Jim Adams, Janet Semler, Andy Feick, Roderick Wolfson, Aurora Winslade Faculty ...


Energy Efficiency Strategy

  • Swarthmore College (PA)

Project Overview

We began by providing a platform for all key stakeholders, including faculty, facilities and capital planning managers, and administrations, to have their perspectives considered through the interviewing process ...

This tab provides access to data collected through AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS enables meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community. Additional content and advanced benchmarking tools will be added to this tab over time.

Benchmarking Data

The following data has been compiled in spreadsheet format to facilitate benchmarking. It will be updated annually to coincide with the publication of AASHE’s Sustainable Campus Index.

Programs and Initiatives

The following links connect to specific Content Displays on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Scores

The following link connects to the Score Display on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

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