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The Catholic University of America
Location Washington, DC
Organization Type Education (Higher)
Annual Green Power Usage (kWh) 38,238,045
Percentage Green Power 105%
Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product? No
Organization-wide Partner Yes
Partner's Reporting Period 5/1/2014 - 4/30/2015
Latest Annual Report Received On 11/17/2015
Environmental Web Page exit EPA
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Catholic University of America, located in Washington, DC, has been aggressively pursuing energy conservation for the past 13-years. The University currently purchases wind power to supply a significant portion of the electricity used on campus. In 2010, Catholic installed 1,100 solar panels, which is the largest solar installation in the DC Metro area. An additional 500 solar panels were installed in January 2011. In August, 2012, CUA added an additional 1000 panels, now possessing 2600 solar panels on 7 different buildings and a solar panel canopy installed over 70 parking spaces in our O'Boyle Hall parking lot. The parking structure also allows for charging electric-powered vehicles. CUA is the largest solar installation in the District of Columbia at 677 kW of installed capacity and having 100 percent renewable energy certificates (RECs) with its purchased electricity. CUA was recognized by EPA as the 2014-2015 Individual Champion for using the most green power in the Landmark Conference.

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