Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.42
Liaison Amy Dvorak
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Lewis & Clark College
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.57 / 4.00 Amy Dvorak
Sustainability Manager
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
90,793.04 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) 16,910 Kilowatt-hours 57.70 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:

The institution has a 100 kw solar array on campus for which we receive the power however we do not own the green tags for this installation. The institution also hosts a 15 kw carport array and a 5 kw net zero composting toilet.

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 10,447,640 Kilowatt-hours 35,647.35 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

L&C undergraduate students purchase RECs to cover 100% of our energy usage each year. 2018 year purchase:
National Renewable Energy Certificates vendor: 3 Phase Renewables Time: 5/21/2019

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
35,705.04 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 ---
Coal 14
Geothermal ---
Hydro 14
Natural gas 33
Nuclear ---
Solar photovoltaic 5
Wind 9
Other (please specify and explain below) 30

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

'market purchases' and 'long-term market contracts' make up the 'other' category and are sourced from the regional grid. Source: https://www.portlandgeneral.com/our-company/energy-strategy/how-we-generate-electricity

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Electricity 7
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 93
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

100 of our energy and gas use is offset by purchased RECS and greenhouse gas offsets.

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