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Submission Date July 23, 2014
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Colgate University
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

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Endowment size:
725100000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
1780 Acres

IECC climate region:

Small town

Gross floor area of building space:
2201316 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
2201316 Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
121012 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
2202 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
58742 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
859667 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0.30
Coal 2.30
Geothermal 0
Hydro 88.90
Natural gas 3
Nuclear 4.90
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 0.40
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.20

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

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 80
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 20
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 0
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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

Coal = 2.3%
Oil = 0.1%
Natural Gas = 3.0%
Other Fossil Fuels = 0.1%
Biomass = 0.3%
Hydro = 88.9%
Nuclear = 4.9%
Wind = 0.4%
Solar = 0.0%
Geothermal = 0.0%
TOTAL = 100%

Wood chips = 217,180 MMBtus = 80%
Fuel Oil #6 = 32,310 MMBtus = 12%
Fuel Oil #2 = 23,120 MMBtus = 8%
*As of fall 2013, fuel oil #6 is no longer used on campus. From fall 2013 until fall 2014, we are using fuel oil #2 as our primary backup to wood chips in our central plant. Natural gas will replace fuel oil #2 in the fall of 2014 as our back up fuel to wood chips.

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