Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.13
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date July 11, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Bowdoin College
OP-8: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.04 / 7.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Mgmt
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Option 1: 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

Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated:
338.10 MMBtu

Option 3: 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 :
0 MMBtu

Option 4: Total RECs and other similar renewable energy products that the institution purchased during the performance year that are Green-e certified or meet the Green-e standard's technical requirements and are third party verified:
1,949.20 MMBtu

Option 5: Total electricity generated with cogeneration technology using non-renewable fuel sources :
1,061.44 MMBtu

Total energy consumed during the performance year :
205,928.90 MMBtu

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

Thorne Hall has a solar hot-heater produces 338 MMBtu per year and another hot water heater in the Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center.


A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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A brief description of RECs or other similar renewable energy products purchased during the previous year, including contract timeframes:

The REC's are purchased from the Mars Hill Wind Farm, a Maine-based wind project.


A brief description of cogeneration technologies deployed:

In February 2012 an electrical co-generation system was installed at Bowdoin's steam plant. In the 2012-13 heating season, the co-gen system produced 1,072,000 kWh of electricity, nearly 6% of the campus load.


The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

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