Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Sarah Tulga
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northwestern University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.47 / 4.00 Greg Kozak
Director of Sustainability
Facilities
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
2,888,489.75 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) 142,264 Kilowatt-hours 485.40 MMBtu

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

Northwestern University is committed to renewable energy, purchasing ~100,000 MWh of wind energy RECs annually, equal to ~40% of our total electricity use. These purchases have awarded us recognition by the EPA for our efforts, and put us in 16th place in the EPA's list of green power purchasing colleges. We buy our RECs through 3Degrees.


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

We have solar installations on our Evanston Campus: Ford Engineering Design Center (17 kW), Kresge Hall (81kW), and Ryan Field House (122kW)


Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
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:
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A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable thermal energy:
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Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 100,000,000 Kilowatt-hours 341,200 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

Northwestern University is committed to renewable energy, purchasing ~100,000 MWh of wind energy RECs annually, equal to ~40% of our total electricity use. Our RECs are purchased through 3Degrees.


Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
341,685.40 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
11.83

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 1
Coal 27.40
Geothermal 1
Hydro 1
Natural gas 10.70
Nuclear 53.90
Solar photovoltaic 1
Wind 7.40
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

Geothermal facilities at the New Kellogg School of Management Building, and Segal Visitor's Center on campus.


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

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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