Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.56
Liaison Jay Meldrum
Submission Date July 8, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Michigan Technological University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.47 / 4.00 Jay Meldrum
Executive Director of Sustainability
Facilities Management
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
523,046.13 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:
50.13 MMBtu

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

Michigan Tech's Sustainability Demonstration House gets a part of its energy from a 8kW ground mounted solar array on campus.
https://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2018/january/an-array-of-assistance.html


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:
61,371.19 MMBtu

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

The University purchases 50% of its electricity from a wind farm located in the lower peninsula. The contract will began June 2017 and continues through 2025. Annually MTU uses about 36 million kWh and 18 million kWh are wind power.
https://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2019/april/michigan-tech-epa-partner-for-renewable-energy.html


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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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 0.70
Wind 50
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 0.30
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 99.70
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:
11.74

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