Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.37
Liaison Holly Andersen
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Bennington College
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.42 / 4.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
49,968.00 MMBtu

Clean and renewable electricity (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity from certified/verified clean and renewable sources (i.e., bundled green power purchases) 2,000,100 Kilowatt-hours 6,824.34 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:

We have a power purchasing agreement with Solar Sense. We are the off taker of three solar plants in Northern Vermont.


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

We have none on campus.


Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 35,914 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water from certified/verified clean and renewable sources 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the clean and renewable stationary fuels:

Our biomass plant burns somewhere between 3-5 tons of wood chips annually. They are all locally sourced bole chips and run the steam system on campus. It is a low pressure steam system-- up to 6 pounds.


A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable thermal energy:

We use locally source wood chips and have an electric power purchasing agreement.


Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

We do not have any of these.


Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
42,738.34 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
85.53

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for clean and renewable energy is available:
Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 35
Coal 0
Geothermal 10
Hydro 0
Natural gas 0
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 0
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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

Other than Green Mountain Power and Solar Sense, we have no other sources of electricity.


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 75
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 20
Geothermal 5
Natural gas 0
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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

N/A


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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