Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.41
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date April 14, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Raritan Valley Community College
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

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

Endowment size:
0 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
240 Acres

IECC climate region:

Small town

Gross floor area of building space:
510,000 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
460,000 Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
12,500 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
11,500 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
0 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal 40.50
Geothermal ---
Hydro 7.80
Natural gas 5.70
Nuclear 16.30
Solar photovoltaic 5
Wind 24
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.70

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

JCP&L is part of First Energy, which sources 71% of our energy. They report solar, wind and hydro as a combined number. That has been reported here under hydro. Other is for oil. See https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/fecorp/about/generation_system.html.
RVCC purchased 24% wind energy RECs in FY2014.

The college does not own SRECs for on-site solar, but STARS directed RVCC to include it here.

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Electricity ---
Fuel oil 5.46
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 86.90
Other (please specify and explain below) 6.97

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

Other is waste heat from cogeneration plant, which is used to heat campus hot water loop. Gas includes science lab usage (same meter).

For conditioned floor area, removed 50,000 sq ft of Phys Ed building (not including Facilities offices). Lab space is half of Science building. Other energy intensive space is half of a floor of the West building for computer labs (7500), plus the data center (1000) and the cafeteria kitchen (3000). The college purchases 35% wind energy in addition to the mix from JCPL.

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