Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.43
Liaison Jim Simon
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Gonzaga University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.99 / 4.00 Ken Sammons
Director of Plant Services
Plant Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
192,729.43 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) 1,200,000 Kilowatt-hours 4,094.40 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 0.00 Kilowatt-hours 0.00 MMBtu

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

Gonzaga has partnered with Avista Utilities to get 1080 MWH of solar energy from the Lind Solar Farm.

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

The Office of Sustainability has a 4 KWH array solar panels installed on its roof to generate and mitigate electricity that was installed in 2018.

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 0 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:

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 12,744,000 Kilowatt-hours 43,482.53 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

Since 2010, 15% or more of Gonzaga's total annual electrical energy consumption is offset through Avista's Buck-A-Block program. Avista purchases Green-e certified REC's to supply the Buck-a-Block program. The REC's or Green Tags, have all renewable attributes intact including CO2 benefits. The Buck-a-Block program is primarily wind, but there are other green-e certified resources used by the source of the program. For example, in 2008, Buck-a-Block was sourced by 77% wind, 15% landfill gas, 7% biomass, and 1% Geo Thermal.

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
47,576.93 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 2
Coal 9.50
Geothermal ---
Hydro 49
Natural gas 35
Nuclear ---
Solar photovoltaic ---
Wind 4.50
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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 ---
Coal ---
Electricity ---
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas ---
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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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