Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.54
Liaison Kevin Miller
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Goshen College
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.20 / 4.00 Anna McVay
Hickory Scholar
Hickory Scholar
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
47,606.90 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) 3,864,000 Kilowatt-hours 13,183.97 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 304,548 Kilowatt-hours 1,039.12 MMBtu

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

Since May 2013, Goshen College (main campus) has purchased 100% of its electricity using RECs verified by Green-E.


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

In April of 2018, 924 solar panels were installed on the roof of the Rec-Fitness Center, which generates 277 kilowatts of power, equivalent to the college’s Church-Chapel building’s entire electric bill.
On the Merry Lea campus solar panels and a wind generator produce clean energy for the Reith Village complex.


Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
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:
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A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable thermal energy:
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Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:
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Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
14,223.09 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
29.88

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for clean and renewable energy is available:
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Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0
Natural gas 0
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 0
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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 ---
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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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