Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.99
Liaison Megan Butler
Submission Date July 18, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Macalester College
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 4.00 Suzanne Savanick Hansen
Sustainability Manager
Macalester Sustainbility Office
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
122,968 MMBtu

Clean and renewable energy from the following sources::
Performance Year
Option 1: Clean and renewable electricity generated on-site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes 2.77 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 0 MMBtu
Option 3: 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 0 MMBtu
Option 4: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option) 191.80 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :
Macalester's EcoHouse utilizes a solar thermal water heater. Macalester's wind turbine generates an amount of electricity for the Olin-Rice Science building.

A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
Macalester's EcoHouse has three solar tubes: one in the kitchen, one in the living room, and another in the bathroom.

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
Macalester has purchased wind source credit for our electric vehicle charging station.

A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:
The REC's were purchased to offset the emissions from Markim Hall.

The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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