Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.19
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Colgate University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.23 / 4.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
313386.64 MMBtu

Total 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

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

All of our electricity is purchased from our local municipality.

COLGATE'S ELECTRICITY MIX
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%


Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
96055 MMBtu

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

Wood chips = 8,301 tons = 11.5 MMBtu/ton = 94,999 MMBtus
Solar thermal (100 Broad Street) = 125 MMBtus
Geothermal Heat Exchange (Chapel House) = 931 MMBtus
TOTAL: 96,055 MMBtus


Total 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, performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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Total third-party certified RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a utility-provided certified green power option) purchased during the performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
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:
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Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 49
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 2
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 49
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
30.65

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