Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.92
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2016
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Bowdoin College
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 4.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Mgmt
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
230,361 MMBtu

Clean and renewable energy from the following sources::
Performance Year
Option 1: 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
+ Date Revised: March 30, 2016
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 316.89 MMBtu
Option 3: 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: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option) 0 MMBtu

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

The combined heat and power project utilizes excess steam energy at the central heating plant to generate electricity for campus consumption, offsetting electricity previously purchased from the grid. The project consisted of replacing two aging and inefficient oil-fired steam boilers with a new high-efficiency low-emissions, dual-fuel (natural gas and #2 oil) 60,000 PPH boiler during the summer of 2010 and the installation of a back pressure steam turbine generator during 2011 to create both heat (steam) and electric power (600kW) for the campus. This initiative earned EPA's 2015 ENERGY STAR® Combined Heat and Power Award.


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

Thorne Dining Hall, the second largest user of hot water on campus, has a solar hot water system that produces 338 MMBtu per year and another solar hot water system on the roof of the Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center provides domestic hot water to the kitchen, restrooms and showers of the building.


A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:
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The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

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