Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.39
Liaison Laura Draucker
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Amherst College
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Laura Draucker
Director of Sustainability
Office of Environmental Sustainability
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
264000 MMBtu

Total 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

A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :
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Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
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Total 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, performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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Total third-party certified RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a utility-provided certified green power option) purchased during the performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 3
Coal 3
Geothermal 0
Hydro 4
Natural gas 70
Nuclear 16
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 1
Other (please specify and explain below) 3

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

Oil


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0.20
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 0.40
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 99.20
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.20

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

Propane


Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
0

In 2018 we signed a contract for 10,000 MW renewable power that will come online in 2020.

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