Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.66
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Champlain College
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.16 / 4.00 Tim Van Woert
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
44,665.87 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) 45,123 Kilowatt-hours 153.96 MMBtu

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

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

Solar Panels at the Miller Center:
The system is net-metered system of 40,768 w, and has 182 PV modules, with an estimated energy production of 44,880 kWh per year.

According to our utility company, Burlington Electric Company, in FY2021, the Lakeside PV system generated 153.85 MMBtus or 45123 KWH

More information is available here:

Champlain has a 90 AC-KW array system at 194 St. Paul Street. The net-metering application for 194 St Paul St was filed on 6/28/2018, and Champlain transferred the RECs to the utility. (so Champlain does not own the RECs on this one.)

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 1,650.66 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:

Geothermal Systems - There is geothermal heating and cooling for Perry, Juniper, Valcour, Butler, Whiting & CCM
The Director of Service & Sustainability Learning pulls monthly reports from the internal monitoring device to calculate the total annual generation.

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:
1,804.62 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 34.20
Coal 0
Geothermal 0
Hydro 44.30
Natural gas 0
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 1.50
Wind 27.40
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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

Burlington Electric Department is the source for all of our purchased electricity and is 100% renewable, however RECs for much of these holdings have been sold. https://www.burlingtonelectric.com/our-energy

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 26
Natural gas 74
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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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