Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.59
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date Aug. 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Raritan Valley Community College
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.89 / 4.00 Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
60,079.25 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) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

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

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

In fall 2011, a solar array was installed in Lot 5 to power the Arts and Childcare buildings. It generates 446kW and meets approximately 90% of the demand of these two buildings. Arrays installed in the west stormwater basin (for Workforce building) and 74 Lamington became operational in 2022. RVCC does not own the SRECs for these arrays.

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report 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:

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

Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 8,313,000 Kilowatt-hours 28,363.96 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

RVCC purchased Green-e US RECs equivalent to 107% of purchased electricity in 2020 and 35% of purchased electricity in 2021. That works out to 5070 MWh (usage plus the 7% overage of 622 MWh) for H2 2020 and 3243 MWh for H1 2021, for a total of 8313 MWh for FY21. Purchase contracts were executed on 2/14/2020 (purchased in advance for 2020) and 3/2/22 (for 2021).

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
28,363.96 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:

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 0.14
Coal 20.70
Geothermal 0
Hydro 1.15
Natural gas 36.50
Nuclear 31.90
Solar photovoltaic 5.59
Wind 3.13
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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 ---
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:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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