Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.64
Liaison Greg Maybury
Submission Date May 2, 2017
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Hope College
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Greg Maybury
Director of Operations, Chief Sustainability Officer
Operations
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Endowment size:
200000000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
150 Acres

IECC climate region:
Mixed-Humid

Locale:
Small town

Gross floor area of building space:
1869121 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
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Floor area of laboratory space:
132772 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
276400 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
650474 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 3.57
Coal 22.74
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0
Natural gas 3.98
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 8.60
Other (please specify and explain below) 61.11

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

Hope College's electrical utility is Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW).
During calendar year 2016 the HBPW obtained its energy from the following sources: Coal 22.74%; Natural Gas 3.98%; Renewables 13.17% (8.60% Wind and 3.57% Landfill Gas); and Market (various) 61.11%.


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 100
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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Hope College's electrical utility is Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW).

During calendar year 2016 the HBPW obtained its energy from the following sources: Coal 22.74%; Natural Gas 3.98%; Renewables 13.17% (8.60% Wind and 3.57% Landfill Gas); and Market (various) 61.11%.

The HBPW is currently in the process of building a new 114 Megawatt Natural Gas Power Plant (http://p21decision.com/). In April 2015, ground was broken on the site and construction began. The remaining coal was used at the current coal fired plant (James de Young) in spring of 2016 and the plant will come online spring 2017 with a ribbon cutting ceremony to take place in the summer/fall of 2017.

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