Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Alexis Reyes
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Pomona College
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Ginny Routhe
Sustainability Integration Office
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Solar Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Pomona College built a large parking structure in south campus. In order to further our sustainability commitment and reduce our carbon footprint, Pomona College installed 6 electric vehicle charging stations on the main floor of the parking structure. Additionally, the electricity used to power the charging stations is offset through the installation of an 80.5 kW solar panel array. The charging stations have been expanded to include two charger ports per station, allowing for up to 12 EV’s to charge simultaneously. All of the stations are equipped with Level 2 charging capacity, which is faster than Level 1 stations. To encourage employee usage, all employees are eligible to receive free EV charging. To avoid supply shortages, users receive a text or email notification when charging is complete. It is our policy that the EV charging station parking spots are to be used only for EV’s currently charging. This program provides an indirect incentive to employees to purchase an electric vehicle, knowing that they can charge for free at work and increase the vehicle range.

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A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

Since the installation, the EV charging stations have charged vehicles over 3,000 times. This has saved over 2,700 gallons of gasoline from being used, which equates to saving over 9,000 kg of greenhouse gases from being emitted.

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A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement No
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Public Engagement No
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Air & Climate Yes
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Energy Yes
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Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
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