Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.38
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Denison University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.21 / 4.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
190,850 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:
4,910 MMBtu

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

The institution has a PV solar array located on the roof of the Library that generates over 7200 kWh annually; a PV solar array located at an alternative living site for students that generates around 12000 kWh annually; a PV array located at its Biological Station that generates over 9000 kWh annually; a PV array on its stadium concession stand that generates 5000 kWh annually; a residence hall rooftop array that generates 15,000kWh annually.

In addition, the college has a 2.3 MW array that went online in December 2017 through a PPA. We own the rights to the RECs from this array and through a REC swap actually get an additional REC for every REC the array produces.


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

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

N/A


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:

N/A


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:
4,910 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:

With the college's new 2.3 MW solar array. We employed a REC swap with the PPA provider and we get 2 REC for every REC the array produces.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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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 0.50
Coal 28
Geothermal 0
Hydro 1
Natural gas 25.50
Nuclear 32.50
Solar photovoltaic 8.50
Wind 2.50
Other (please specify and explain below) 1

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

Oil - 0.5%
Geothermal - less than 0.5%


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Electricity 1
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal 1
Natural gas 98
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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:
5.15

Denison maintains an internal password protected website where most of this information resides. Public access web pages have limited information on this topic.

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