Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.74
Liaison Cathy Liebowitz
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Emerson College
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.45 / 4.00 Duncan Pollock
AVP Campus Services
Campus Services
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
138963.52 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 :
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Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
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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:
85237.76 MMBtu

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

Wind credits purchased from Renewable Choice Energy. Contract with them since FY2008, with REC purchases dating to 2014. We purchase 25,000,000 kwh per year.


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
Coal 2
Geothermal 0
Hydro 8
Natural gas 48
Nuclear 31
Solar photovoltaic 4
Wind 7
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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 0
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 12
Other (please specify and explain below) 88

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

Other: We use steam from Veolia to heat the majority of our buildings. According to Veolia, "Veolia's system of combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is a sustainable and efficient energy solution that recycles waste heat and converts it into useful thermal energy. The simultaneous production of power and thermal energy consumes less fuel than if produced separately and can exceed 80 percent efficiency."

http://www.veolianorthamerica.com/en/our-services/energy-services/district-heating


Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
61.34

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