Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Alexis Reyes
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2015
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Pomona College
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.06 / 4.00 Robin Xu
SIO Staff
Sustainability Integration Office
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
165,288.26 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 1,256.29 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 1,157.54 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) 0 MMBtu

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

The College currently has seven solar photovoltaic arrays that together total 362 kW including a teaching solar laboratory on the roof of Pomona Hall, one of our LEED Platinum residence halls. The solar PV arrays are on the following buildings: Richard C. Seaver Biology Building (2.5 kW), Lincoln-Edmunds Buildings (88.2 kW), two North Campus Residence Halls (81.7 kW), South Campus Athletic Facility/Parking structure (81 kW), and the Grounds Facility (109 kW).

A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:

In 2013-2014, 14,326 kBTU of solar thermal hot water heating was produced by Sontag residence hall for two North Campus residence halls, and the Pendleton Pool heating system produced 1,143,217 kBTU.

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:

A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:

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

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