Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.67
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.33 / 4.00 Mark Lichtenstein
Executive Director of Sustainability
Energy and Sustainability
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
129,411 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:
222.79 MMBtu

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

ESF has five photovoltaic arrays (114 kw total) on its main campus and research/experiment properties.


Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
5,434 MMBtu

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


ESF has biomass boilers at two of its satellite properties (Ranger School, Adirondacks; Heiberg, Tully).


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:
5,058.36 MMBtu

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

100% of electricity delivered to ESF's Residence Hall is PPA for electricity from a New York State wind farm.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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 1.90
Coal 5
Geothermal ---
Hydro 27.40
Natural gas 23.40
Nuclear 27.60
Solar photovoltaic 0.80
Wind 13.20
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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

1- Other sources = oil, less than 1 percent.
2- See NOTES below: "electricity use by source" is interpreted as meaning the grid mix, or "Generation Resource Mix" for electricity for our general region (eGRID, NYUP).


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Electricity ---
Fuel oil 6.90
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 92.10
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

Update February 2017
- Purchased Steam, from natural gas, accounts for 68.9% (at the source)
- Nat gas on site (CHP): ~23.4%
- Numbers are based on "source" energy units. Site-source conversion factors provided by EPA's Energy STAR "Quick Converter" , available online.


Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
8.28

Updated Feb 2017.

Percent Electricity.
1- eGRID https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-02/documents/egrid2014_summarytables_v2.pdf
2- and 100% electricity in res hall from wind

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