Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.72
Liaison Christie-Joy Hartman
Submission Date May 12, 2017
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STARS v2.1

James Madison University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.07 / 4.00 Abram Kaufman
Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management Engineering & Sustainability
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
1128183 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:
44 MMBtu

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

JMU generates renewable electricity from two sources: a 10 kW solar-electric (photovoltaic) plant and a 7.5 kW wind turbine. While these generate electricity, JMU utilizes them primarily as a teaching tool for students of JMU and surrounding Virginia schools. Learn more about JMU's Center for Wind Energy at wind.jmu.edu.


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:
20867 MMBtu

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

JMU purchased RECs to offset some of the projected energy consumption over the next two years for two new buildings on campus, the Student Success Center and the Apartments on Grace Street.


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 ---
Geothermal ---
Hydro ---
Natural gas ---
Nuclear ---
Solar photovoltaic ---
Wind ---
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:
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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 ---
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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:
1.85

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