Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.79
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Grand Valley State University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.06 / 4.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
214000.77 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:
2613 MMBtu

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

There are photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Michigan Alternative Renewable Energy Center, on the Kennedy Engineering Building, and on the Kelly Family Sports Center. Additionally, there is a new solar garden on GVSU's campus in partnership with Consumers Energy; GVSU subscribes to or 1/6th of the solar garden.


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:
779 MMBtu

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

We have purchased Green-e RECs for green power to add LEED points for new building construction seeking certification.


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 0.28
Coal 38.38
Geothermal 0
Hydro 1.37
Natural gas 29.31
Nuclear 21.47
Solar photovoltaic 0.07
Wind 6.91
Other (please specify and explain below) 2.21

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

Fuel oil, pumped storage, solid waste, wood, and biofuel


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 0.48
Fuel oil 0.38
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 99.14
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:
1.59

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