Energy

Introduction

For most institutions, energy consumption is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, which cause global climate change. Implementing conservation measures and switching to renewable sources of energy can help institutions save money and protect them from utility rate volatility. Renewable energy may be generated locally and allow campuses to support local economic development. Furthermore, institutions can help shape markets by creating demand for cleaner, renewable sources of energy.

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2.9 MW Solar Fields (5 arrays, 12 Acres) Membership Required

  • Oregon State University (OR)
  • SolarCity
  • SolarWorld (CA)

Since 2013, five large grid-tied, ground-mounted solar electric (photovoltaic) arrays have been installed on agricultural lands operated by Oregon State University as part of “Solar by Degrees,” a large-scale photovoltaic ...

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48 kW Rooftop Array: Student Experience Center Membership Required

  • University of Oregon (OR)

Advanced Energy Systems completed a 48 kW solar electric system for OSU Student Experience Center in 2014. The array consists of 188 SolarWorld 255 watt modules, and three SMA 12000 ...

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2 kW Rooftop Array: Kelley Engineering Center Membership Required

  • University of Oregon (OR)

A 2.4 kilowatt photovoltaic system was installed on the Kelley Engineering Center during its construction in 2004. While this relatively small system provides a fraction of the power this ...

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2 kW Solar Trailer Membership Required

  • University of Oregon (OR)

The OSU Solar Trailer is a portable device that captures and stores solar energy. Its purpose is to educate about photovoltaic (solar electric) energy technologies and provide a renewable, portable ...

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1 kW Pole Mount: Hatfield Marine Science Center Membership Required

  • University of Oregon (OR)

A 1.1 kilowatt array at HMSC in Newport demonstrates, renewable energy technology to visitors and reflects OSU's commitment to education in sustainable practices. HMSC has also implemented campus-wide ...

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5.9 MW Solar Farm (20.8 Acres) Membership Required

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

The 20.8-acre solar farm, designed, built, and operated by Phoenix Solar South Farms LLC, produces around 7.86 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually, approximately 2% of the FY15 electrical demand ...

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430 kW Solar Field (2.46 Acres) Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • DTE Energy (OH)

The solar installation project, through DTE Energy’s SolarCurrents program, involved the installation of ground-based and pole-mounted solar panels, rated up to 600 kilowatts (kW). These panels have a potential ...

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240 kW Solar Field (1.56 Acres) Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • DTE Energy (OH)

Construction began in May 2013 on the site of the second U-M/DTE Energy solar panel installation fulfilling President Coleman’s commitment to bring renewable energy to north campus. The ...

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100 kW Solar Site: Center for Energy Research Membership Required

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas (NV)

The solar power generation systems are run by UNLV's Center for Energy Research. Opened in 2001, the "solar site" as it commonly called on campus, originally was funded by ...

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33 KW Rooftop Array: Wassaja Residence Hall Membership Required

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

The roof of Wassaja Hall sports 120 solar panels that can collectively produce 1,000 volts of energy in direct sunlight. The system doesn’t have a storage component, so ...

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15 kW Business Research Council Laboratory Solar Test Bed Membership Required

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

The Business Research Council Laboratory solar test bed provides the Illinois Center for Smarter Electricity Grid (ICSEG) with a research platform to collect data, test, and validate vulnerability solutions for ...

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11 kW Ground Mount: Allerton Park Membership Required

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Robert Allerton left the Allerton Park to the University of Illinois for education, research, and as a public park. Students in ENG 315: Learning in Community – Allerton Park built an ...

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Key Facilities Metrics Survey and Report Membership Required

  • Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) (VA)
  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (DC)

The Key Facilities Metrics Survey is a brief annual survey designed to encourage attention to a small number of key facilities metrics: total energy consumption per square foot, electricity consumption ...

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16.3 MW Solar Field (62 Acres) Membership Required

  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • SunPower Corp (CA)

University of California (UC), Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi and SunPower representatives dedicated a newly constructed 16.3-megawatt (AC) solar power plant in November 2015. The new plant, which ...

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4.1 MW Rooftop and Parking Canopy Arrays: West Village Membership Required

  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • SunPower Corp (CA)

West Village at UC Davis is served by an on-site, 4.1 MW production capacity, solar system through a power purchase agreement with SunPower. The West Village solar system is ...

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3.2 MW West Campus Solar Farm (11 Acres) Membership Required

  • University of California, Riverside (CA)
  • SunPower Corp (CA)

UCR signed a 20-year power purchase agreement that allowed SunPower Corporation to construct, operate and maintain the 3.2 MW facility with the university purchasing the power. UCR spent $350 ...

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3.2 MW Canopy Parking Arrays Membership Required

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • NextEra Energy Resources (FL)
  • SolarWorld (CA)

UC Irvine installed more than 11,700 solar panels that generate up to 3.2 megawatts of power, the amount needed to meet the electrical needs of 1,800 homes ...

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850 kW Array: Indoor Practice Facility Membership Required

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

850 kW array installed in 2016 with an annual estimated production of 1,052,653 kWh. Main campus, 2250 Stadium Dr Boulder, CO

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500 kW Canopy Arrays: C-CERT Facility Membership Required

  • University of California, Riverside (CA)

A year after flipping the switch on a $10 million carbon-free energy system powered by SolarMax Technology-donated panels, the University of California Riverside Center for Environmental Technology (C-Cert) solar demonstration ...

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500 kW Research Park (2.5 Acres) Membership Required

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

The array is located on 2.5 acres of land near Foothills Parkway and Colorado Avenue, in the 220-acre CU Research Park. It was developed and built by Panasonic Eco ...

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109 kW Ground Mount: Anteater Recreation Center; a 48-kilowatt photovoltaic array atop the Anteater Parking Structure Membership Required

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

UC Irvine has a 109-kilowatt, ground-mounted concentrated photovoltaic array near the Anteater Recreation Center.

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100 kW Carport: Bear Creek Solar Array Membership Required

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

The solar carport at University of Colorado Boulder boasts 100 kW of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels along its roof, producing about 145,000 kWh/year of electricity, which will flow ...

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80 kW Rooftop Array: Jacobs Hall Membership Required

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The cutting edge solar system on Jacobs Hall will do more than just help the Institute control its electricity bills: the 80 kW system is also estimated to reduce the ...

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48 kW Rooftop Array: Anteater Parking Structure Membership Required

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

UC Irvine has a 48-kilowatt photovoltaic array atop the Anteater Parking Structure.

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10 kW Rooftop Array: Institute for Behavioral Sciences Carport Membership Required

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

10 kW array installed in 2011 with an annual estimated production of 13,000 kWh. Location: Northern main campus, 1440 15th St Boulder, CO

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1 MW Solar Field (10 acre site) Membership Required

  • The University of Georgia (GA)

In December 2015, Georgia Power leaders joined University of Georgia officials to dedicate a new one megawatt solar tracking demonstration project. The new project is located on a 10-acre site ...

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122 kW Building Integrated Solar Array: Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre Membership Required

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The Performing Arts Centre has the distinction of being Canada’s largest facility to integrate solar photovoltaic (PV) technology into the construction. A unique part of this facility is the ...

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22 kW Array: Physical Activity and Wellness (PAW) Centre Membership Required

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Sunlight at the center is controlled through 22 KW solar PV solar shades and high-performance glazing on the windows.

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19 kW Ground Mount: Sustainable Village Solar PV Membership Required

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

The Sustainable Village Solar project is a partnership between the student sustainability/RISE board, University of Alaska Community and Technical College, GVEA, UAF students and the Cold Climate Housing Research ...

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15 kW Wall Mount: Engineering Building Membership Required

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

In October 2015, 15 kw worth of PV's were activated and began supplying power to the UAF Electrical Grid at the Engineering Building. The first day, the panels generated ...

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13 kW Wall Mount: Student Recreation Center Membership Required

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

The first student solar project on campus was conducted in 2012 on the SRC, designed to be a 13kW system. The SRC system replaces about 4 percent of the 2009 ...

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Green Gigawatt Partnership: Tips and Tricks for On-Campus Solar Membership Required

  • Howard University (DC)
  • Washington and Lee University (VA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Altenex, LLC (CA)

The Green Gigawatt Partnership is designed to help AASHE members catalyze one gigawatt of renewable generation capacity by 2020. In 2017, this AASHE initiative will offer members support for both ...

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167 kW Rooftop Array: Alfond Athletic Center Membership Required

  • Thomas College (ME)

The "Alfond Array” is one of the state’s largest solar photovoltaic arrays. Made up of almost 700 solar panels on the Alfond Athletic Center, this 175 kWh system produces ...

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154 kW Solar Parking Garage Membership Required

  • Northwest Vista College (TX)

Northwest Vista College (NVC) installed a 154-kilowatt solar system on its parking garage in November 2013.

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100 kW Solar Carport Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Farmingdale (NY)

Farmingdale State College today unveiled a carport/charging station that is a major component of the $24 million Long Island Smart Energy Corridor funded by $12 million from the U ...

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100 kW Rooftop Array: Gateway Center Membership Required

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The new Gateway Center features a roof-mounted 100 kW solar PV array as well as solar thermal systems to provide electricity and hot water

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33 kW Roof Mount & Bus Ports: Scobee Education Center Membership Required

  • San Antonio College (TX)
  • Texas Solar Power Company (TX)

At the Scobee Education Center, Alamo Colleges’ multipurpose science hub, there is a 33-kilowatt array designed for high visibility and accessibility. In addition, two highly visible solar bus ports, made ...

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24 kW Roof Mount: Eco Centro Membership Required

  • San Antonio College (TX)
  • Texas Solar Power Company (TX)

Thanks to the rooftop array at William R. Sinkin Eco Centro, this is the only building at at San Antonio College that, at peak, produces more electricity than the building ...

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23 kW Rooftop Array: Baker Laboratory Membership Required

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

Baker features a 23 kW photovoltaic system that provides window shading to the south side of the building.

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15 kW Rooftop Array: Walters Hall Membership Required

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The photovoltaic (PV) panels installed this week at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) convert sunlight to electricity and are expected to contribute to a 20 percent ...

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1.5 MW Solar Field Membership Required

  • Santa Fe College (FL)
  • Positive Energy Solar (NM)

Santa Fe Community College’s commitment to renewable energy continues with the recent 1.5 MW solar system installation by Positive Energy Solar – one that will produce a full 44 ...

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156 kW Rooftop & Canopy Arrays: Santa Fe Higher Education Center Membership Required

  • Santa Fe College (FL)
  • Positive Energy Solar (NM)

Positive Energy Solar has completed a new 156 kW solar array for Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) in Santa Fe, N.M. The array joins two existing solar installations built ...

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96 kW Solar Array: The Village Student Housing Membership Required

  • Prescott College (AZ)

100 percent of electricity production at The Village comes from a 96 kW solar photovoltaic system, making it a net zero building.

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12 kW Ground Mount Demonstration Array Membership Required

  • Santa Fe College (FL)
  • Positive Energy Solar (NM)

The college announced a partnership with Positive Energy Solar on two major projects impacting both student learning and campus sustainability. The first of those projects is an 11.8kW array ...

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5 kW Rooftop Array: Science, Research & Teaching Center Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)

Roof-top Photovoltaic Test Facility researches effects of combining solar panels with eco-roof technology.

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4 kW Rooftop Array: Academic & Student Recreation Center Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)

Key strategies include solar electricity generation that provides power to the student rec center.

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2.9 MW Ground Mount Arrays Membership Required

  • Oregon State University (OR)
  • SolarCity

Since 2013, five large grid-tied, ground-mounted solar electric (photovoltaic) arrays have been installed on agricultural lands operated by Oregon State University as part of “Solar by Degrees,” a large-scale photovoltaic ...

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61 kW Rooftop Array: Storage Shed Membership Required

  • Ohio University (OH)
  • Dovetail Solar & Wind (OH)

This project was completed in 2012 and included: the installation of a 61.1 kW photovoltaic array by Dove Tail Solar and Wind on the roof of the storage shed ...

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48 kW Rooftop Array: Student Experience Center Membership Required

  • Oregon State University (OR)

Advanced Energy Systems completed a 48 kW solar electric system for OSU Student Experience Center in 2014. The array consists of 188 SolarWorld 255 watt modules, and three SMA 12000 ...

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2 kW Rooftop Array: Kelley Engineering Center Membership Required

  • Oregon State University (OR)

A 2.4 kilowatt photovoltaic system was installed on the Kelley Engineering Center during its construction in 2004. While this relatively small system provides a fraction of the power this ...

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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).

Energy Partners

Altenex, LLC

Irvine, CA
Business Leader

Pharos Systems International

Rochester, NY
Business Leader
A certified B Corp, Pharos helps universities reveal wasteful habits and hidden costs making campus printing less expensive, more mindful, and more sustainable.

Ameresco, Inc.

Framingham, MA
Business Supporter

8760 Engineering

St. Louis, MO
Business Affiliate
Energy Master Planning / Metering / Retrofits, Advanced Cx, Retro-Cx and Central Plant Optimization.

American Council on Renewable Energy

Washington, DC
Business Affiliate

Carrier Class Green Infrastructure

Willow Grove, PA
Business Affiliate
The ConnecTable is a line of the most powerful solar charging stations on the market. Reimaginge your campuses space, reinforce your sustainability goals and reconnect students and faculty with the ConnecTable.

Celtic Energy, Inc.

Glastonbury, CT
Business Affiliate

CustomerFirst Renewables

Gaithersburg, MD
Business Affiliate
CFR is an innovative, renewable energy advisory firm focused on bringing large-scale solutions directly to clients. CFR solutions typically meet up to 100% of power needs, cost less than brown power, and mitigate price uncertainty.

Energy Solutions Professionals, LLC

Overland Park, KS
Business Affiliate

Energy Systems Group (ESG)

Newburgh, IN
Business Affiliate

First American Education Finance

Fairport, NY
Business Affiliate
First American Education Finance provides customized financing solutions to help schools solve their unique challenges - from complex projects such as energy-efficiency upgrades and campus improvements to equipment management.

Fit for Green Inc.

Mission Viejo, CA
Business Affiliate
Fit for Green actively engages people across all 3 pillars of sustainability during exercise. They are a provider of specialized commercial gym equipment.

GreenerU

Watertown, MA
Business Affiliate

SolGreen Solutions

Alexandria, VA
Business Affiliate

Strategic Energy Innovations

San Rafael, CA
Business Affiliate
Helping communities embrace sustainability.

Sun Charge Systems

Cleveland, AL
Business Affiliate