Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.07
Liaison Cary Gaunt
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Keene State College
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.61 / 4.00 Diana Duffy
Energy Coordinator
Physical Plant
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
325,091.84 MMBtu

Clean and renewable electricity (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity from certified/verified clean and renewable sources (i.e., bundled green power purchases) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 65,014 Kilowatt-hours 221.83 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:

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

65,014 kwh is the total electric generated by KSCs PV array on TDS Center in the performance year of 2018-19.
KSC has a 20,000 square foot photovoltaic solar array on top of the TDS Center that generates power for that building.

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 130,571.78 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water from certified/verified clean and renewable sources 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the clean and renewable stationary fuels:

Keene State College converted the last of its three boilers in our campus steam plant from heavy No. 6 oil to recycled vegetable oil in Sept. of 2018.
Called LR100, this bioheat is processed by LifeCycle Renewables Co. in Massachusetts.
Using recycled waste oils and fats from the food service industry, Lifecycle Renewables produces LR100, a renewable heating oil, which is is a drop-in fuel for oil-capable facilities that competitively replaces fossil fuels. Environmental authorities consider LR100 to be carbon-neutral, and users of the fuel realize significant emissions reductions. LR100 meets all EPA and state regulatory requirements as a renewable fuel.
KSC remains New Hampshire's largest generator of thermal Renewable Energy Credits because of our utilization of this renewable fuel.

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable thermal energy:

Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
130,793.61 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for clean and renewable energy is available:
Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 2.23
Coal 2.46
Geothermal 0
Hydro 7.48
Natural gas 40.86
Nuclear 28.25
Solar photovoltaic 3.80
Wind 3.43
Other (please specify and explain below) 11.49

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

The 11.49% completes the generation mix that is Direct Energy Business. It is comprised of:
"Efficient Resource (Maine):0.19
Landfill Gas: 0.54
Municipal Trash: 3.10
Oil (Diesel+Jet): 5.46
Other Renewable: 1.01
Wood: 1.20
State disclosure labels that verify these percentages can be found here:

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 14
Fuel oil 3
Geothermal 5
Natural gas 0
Other (please specify and explain below) 70

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:

70% of campus buildings are heated with steam generated with 100% renewable, biogenic fuel, LR-100 used in our steam plant, a fully renewably sourced heat plant. LR100 is recycled vegetable oil processed in Tewksbury, Mass.
6.94% of buildings on campus are heated with propane, either bottled, or transported by the local gas utility, Liberty Util., that delivers propane in underground gas mains.

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data for this section was gathered, tracked, in some cases pulled from our SIMAP data for the 2018-19 period by Diana Duffy, Coordinator of Energy Services for Keene State College.

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