Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.65
Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Hope College
PRE-4: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Michelle Gibbs
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Endowment size:
231,000,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
150 Acres

Small town

IECC climate zone:
5 - Cool

Gross floor area of building space:
1,931,725 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
132,772 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
276,400 Square Feet

Additional documentation to support the submission :

For Climate Zone we used: https://basc.pnnl.gov/images/iecc-climate-zone-map because the other resource was not working.

Hope College's electrical utility is Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW).

During calendar year 2018 the HBPW obtained its energy from the following sources: Coal 25.1%; Natural Gas 55.5%; Renewables 12.1% (8.1% Wind and 4.0% Landfill Gas); and Market (various) 7.3%.

2018 marked the first full year of operation for the award-winning Holland Energy Park (HEP). HEP features the latest combined-cycle natural gas generating technology, producing up to 145 megawatts of power (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 came online spring 2017.

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