Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.74
Liaison Kristyn Achilich
Submission Date May 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

Saint Michael's College
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.20 / 4.00 Karen Talentino
Professor of Biology
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
68,510.02 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) 824,000 Kilowatt-hours 2,811.49 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 202,362 Kilowatt-hours 690.46 MMBtu

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

We purchase electricity through the grid, as part of an arrangement with Syncarpha, who has installed a large solar array in Middlebury Vermont. They used our solar credits to develop the installation, and we benefit directly and indirectly from the solar array.

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

We have a 270000 kWh Solar Array on campus.

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 5 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:

Since 2015, the college has been focusing on renewable energy sources to reduce our reliance of fossil fuels. Across campus off of Lime Kiln road, the college’s solar array collects power from the sun and produces about 270,000 kWh annually. The panels, are located on a filled former limestone quarry.

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

We have two geothermal installations on campus which provide all heating and cooling for 3 buildings - Dion Student Center and 2 residence halls, Aubin and Cronogue.

Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
3,506.95 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 6.50
Coal 0.40
Geothermal 0
Hydro 6.50
Natural gas 45.30
Nuclear 27
Solar photovoltaic 11
Wind 3.30
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 0
Coal 0
Electricity 20
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 20
Natural gas 60
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Electricity use, by source, was estimated using the data from our own solar energy sources, as well as the institution’s regional grid mix (e.g., US eGRID subregion).

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