Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.77
Liaison Susan Kaspari
Submission Date July 16, 2022

STARS v2.2

Central Washington University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Jeremiah Eilers
Environmental Systems Specialist
Faciliteis Management
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
373,939.36 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) 10,814 Kilowatt-hours 36.90 MMBtu

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

None. Our Electricity is a mixture of 83.16% Hydro, 11.45% Nuclear and 5.39% Unspecified but these are reported from the utility provider and are not certified numbers.

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

Solar photovoltaic. Just replaced a Science Building and included an 83KW System.

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report 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:


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


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:


Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
36.90 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:

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 0
Coal 0
Geothermal 0
Hydro 83.16
Natural gas 0.84
Nuclear 11.45
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 0
Other (please specify and explain below) 5.39

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

Breakdown from utility company states the above sources. See attached File.

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 9
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 91
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Most natural gas is used to produce steam at Central Heating and Cooling Plant for Heating Water and Domestic Hot Water.

83.16% of Ellensburg's electricity comes from hydroelectricity, but this is based on the grid mix and is not certified.

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