Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2016
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Sewanee - The University of the South
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.26 / 4.00 Amy Turner
Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
48,653.82 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 156.35 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 0 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) 3,040 MMBtu

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

Snowden Hall, a LEED- Gold Building, has a large array of solar panels on its newest addition. These panels provide up to 25% of the energy for the building.


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

None


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

None


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

During the previous year we have purchased 747,000 kWh of RECs through the TVA (our supplier) Green Power Switch program. This is done on a monthly basis (not a long-term contract). We have made these purchases continuously since 2006. TVA generates green power mainly with wind, solar, and methane recovery.


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