Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.57
Liaison Noah Upchurch
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Catawba College
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Noah Upchurch
Senior Sustainability Specialist
Center for the Environment
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
48,355.23 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) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 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:

Catawba College interprets this section to apply only to imported clean electricity, of which we have none.


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

Catawba College has photovoltaic panels and solar thermal collectors on nine campus buildings. The photovoltaic panels total 836 kilowatts (kW), of which 170 kW supply power to the campus microgrid. These panels produce 137,111 kWh subject to a net-metering arrangement with Duke Energy that transfers the associated renewable energy credits to Duke Energy. The remaining 666 kW are subject to a sell-all power purchase agreement and currently do not supply power or renewable energy credits to the College.


Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 0 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:

None.


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

As was noted above, we interpret this section as applying only to imported thermal energy. The College does not have any imported renewable thermal energy, but it does have on-site solar hot water serving five campus buildings and 16 on-site geothermal wells providing heating and cooling for multiple buildings.


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:
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Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
0 MMBtu

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

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for clean and renewable energy is available:
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Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 18.80
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0.50
Natural gas 22.90
Nuclear 53.90
Solar photovoltaic 3.10
Wind 0
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:
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Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Electricity ---
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas ---
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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