Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.23
Liaison Rachael Wein
Submission Date July 11, 2014
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Smith College
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Karl Kowitz
Business Operations Director
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:

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 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) 0 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :
There are four solar panel installations on Smith College Buildings. Three are on Smith's main campus (Ford Hall, Indoor Track & Tennis (ITT) facility, and the campus Center) and were financed through PPAs. For the second half of the twenty year contract will purchase the green attributes of the power as well. The forth installation is at the Archibald MacLeish Field Station and the College has retired the RECs for this project, a 9.4kW array.

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

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

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

The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Campus Center: http://www.smith.edu/newsoffice/releases/NewsOffice09-056.html Indoor Track & Tennis (ITT) facility and Ford Hall: http://www.smith.edu/newsoffice/releases/NewsOffice13-048.html Field Station: http://solartoday.org/2014/03/smith-college-accepts-the-living-building-challenge/

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