Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Asheen Phansey
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Babson College
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.10 / 4.00 Asheen Phansey
Director of Sustainability
President's Office
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
148,956.18 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:
38.60 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :

Babson has a 12kW array on the roof of Park Manor West and we do not sell the RECs from the system. Generation data is not available; the information is estimated based on local capacity factor and system size. It is accounted for under the net electricity demand from the building.


Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
119.65 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:

Our fuel oil is BioHeat, with a small component of bio diesel. The MMBtu provided is based on the bio diesel component, not the overall value.


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:
3,579.41 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:

Through Babson's electrical utility provider, Wellesley Municipal Light Plant, Babson has a contract to provide 5% of its electricity from wind power generated at the Spruce Mountain Wind Farm in Maine. This is a premium over the grid mix provided by Wellesley Municipal Light Plant.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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 6.80
Coal 4.50
Geothermal 0
Hydro 6.40
Natural gas 43.20
Nuclear 33.30
Solar photovoltaic 0.30
Wind 1.80
Other (please specify and explain below) 3.70

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

eGrid specifies:
1.9% oil
1.7% (other fossil)
0.1% unknown


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 5.20
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 94.80
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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

Some campus buildings have air source heat pumps to provide supplementary heat, but this value is challenging to calculate.


Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
2.51

Total energy consumption includes purchased electricity, natural gas, and fuel oil for FY2017

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