Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.45
Liaison Chris Homan
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Illinois State University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Ben Krull
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
94322825 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:
19 MMBtu

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

2.4 kW solar PV system on top of Turner Hall. https://www.sunnyportal.com/Templates/PublicPageOverview.aspx?plant=8bfd262a-3069-4c9c-ada9-c3822dbb1997
Combined 1 kW residential wind turbine/1kW solar PV system at the Horticulture Center. http://cemast.illinoisstate.edu/students/college/virtual-tour.shtml


Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:

N/A


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:

N/A


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:
12108 MMBtu

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

The university purchases electricity from MidAmerican and 6% of that is certified renewable electricity. The contract with MidAmerican was re-negotiated in 2018.


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 ---
Coal 41
Geothermal ---
Hydro 1
Natural gas 23
Nuclear 30
Solar photovoltaic ---
Wind 4
Other (please specify and explain below) 1

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

All of the University's power comes from MidAmerican energy. This report comes from MidAmerican Energy and they do not specify where the other 1% comes from.


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:

Illinois State University uses steam energy to heat buildings. This steam is produced in boilers powered by natural gas.


Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
0.01

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