Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.57
Liaison Kelsey McCormick
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2019

STARS v2.2

Lawrence University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.04 / 4.00 Jeff Clark
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
165,134.49 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) 450,000 Kilowatt-hours 1,535.40 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 77,829 Kilowatt-hours 265.55 MMBtu

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

We purchase a 37.5MW block of eCertified renewable energy from our utility provider (WE Energy) each month as part of their energy for tomorrow program.

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

We have three on-site renewable electricity generating devices -

A 3kw solar pv array on Youngchild Hall, which provides a small percentage of electricity to an academic building. This was our first renewable purchase, and was primarily for educational purposes.

A 20kw solar pv array on Hiett Residence Hall, which provides as much as 90% of the building's electricity demands on peak days. This solar array was installed in July 2011. The company that sold this unit kept the Green Credits under the agreement and this production has not been counted in our renewable total.

A 50kw Endurance wind turbine at Bjorklunden, our nature preserve and lodge in Door County, WI, installed in October 2011 and commissioned December 8th 2011. The turbine provides up to 80% of the lodge's electricity demands under ideal conditions, and has provided an average of 40% of the building's power since it was operational.

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 0 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:

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:
1,800.95 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 0
Coal 46.70
Geothermal 0
Hydro 1.30
Natural gas 20.20
Nuclear 28.40
Solar photovoltaic 0.30
Wind 2.20
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 98
Other (please specify and explain below) 2

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

2% is LPG

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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