Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Michelle Seppala Gibbs
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Hope College
PRE-4: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Michelle Gibbs
Office of Sustainability
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Endowment size:
277,200,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
150 Acres

Small town

IECC climate zone:
5 - Cool

Gross floor area of building space:
1,984,235 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
371,333 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
21,921 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 2021 the HBPW obtained its energy from the following sources: Coal 23.99%; Natural Gas 51.44%; Renewables 15.39% (9.02% Wind, 0.82% Solar, and 5.55% Landfill Gas); and Market (various) 9.18%.

During calendar year 2022 the HBPW obtained its energy from the following sources: Coal 23.12%; Natural Gas 50.724%; Renewables 16.04% (9.67% Wind, 1.21% Solar, and 5.16% Landfill Gas); and Market (various) 10.13%.

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.

In 2022 we added four new cottages which were each 3,500 sq. feet.

In 2021 we added a new athletic center 9,648 sq feet.

For our "Floor area of laboratory space" we included Schaap Science Center, VanderWerf, DePree labs, and DeVos Labs.

For our "Floor area of other energy intensive space" we counted Kletz Market and servery (1,756), and Kletz DeWitt commissary (2,594), Phelps Dining Hall (10,615), and Cook Dining Hall (6,956) because of their intense energy usage and temperature controls.

Endowment reported as of June 2022 $277,200,000

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