Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.85
Liaison Karen Eckert, Ph.D.
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2015
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Principia College
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Endowment size:
645,000,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
2,600 Acres

IECC climate region:


Gross floor area of building space:
1,077,376 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
1,077,376 Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
49,003 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
11,092 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
346,632 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0
Natural gas 0
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 100
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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

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

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:

Principia College is the “2014-2015 Champion of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in EPA's College & University Green Power Challenge”. The college is a Gold Partner in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's “Green Power Partnership” program for sourcing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources. Recognition: http://www3.epa.gov/greenpower/initiatives/cu_challenge.htm

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