Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 30.46
Liaison Caitlin Jillson
Submission Date Oct. 11, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Southern New Hampshire University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.01 / 4.00
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
101526 MMBtu

Total clean and renewable electricity generated on site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :
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Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
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Total 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, performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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Total third-party certified RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a utility-provided certified green power option) purchased during the performance year:
50936 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:

REC's are retired from purchases through Iberdrola Renewables from Maple Ridge in NY and Klondike III in OR.

The RECs from the Maple Ridge project are tracked by the New York Generation Attribute Tracking System (NYGATS), which is run by the NY state government. This is a database that can be used to check who is registered as the owner of the RECs from this project. Every REC has a unique serial number that can be referenced. This project was built in 2006, so as a source of power, it is less than 15 years old.
The REC's from the Klondike III wind farm in Oregon are tracked by the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS), a non-profit that covers most of the western US. It is similarly a database that can be used to check the ownership of the RECs. This project was built in 2007, and so as a source of power, it is less than 15 years old.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 7.95
Coal 2.29
Geothermal 0
Hydro 5.10
Natural gas 51.34
Nuclear 29.46
Solar photovoltaic 0.64
Wind 0.38
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.85

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

Oil: 0.6
Other fossils: 0.1
Other unknown/purchased fuel: 0.1
SUMMARY: 0.8


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 11.20
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 87.30
Other (please specify and explain below) 1.50

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

1.5% from Propane


Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
50.17

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