Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.66
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.24 / 4.00 Josh Arnold
Director of Energy and Utilities
Energy Conservation, Development and Controls Division
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
128,803.55 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) 1,448,931 Kilowatt-hours 4,943.75 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 35,792.90 Kilowatt-hours 122.13 MMBtu

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

ESF Centennial Hall is powered by 100% renewable electricity from the grid.

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

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

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 2,537 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:

ESF has biomass boilers in the Gateway Center and at two of its satellite properties (Ranger School, Adirondacks, NY; Heiberg, Tully, NY). FY 2019 ESF used 154 tons of wood pellets, or 2,537 MMBtu.

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

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:
7,602.88 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 2
Coal 0.80
Geothermal ---
Hydro 34.60
Natural gas 25.90
Nuclear 31.30
Solar photovoltaic 0.20
Wind 4.70
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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 1
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:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

ESF is pursuing short and longer term options for 100% renewable purchased electricity and additional energy conservation measures. ESF is participating the Large Scale Renewable Energy consortium of 19 New York Colleges and Universities to Purchase Large-Scale Aggregated Renewable Energy in a virtual power purchase agreement. ESF is reviewing NYPA's (New York Power Authority) offerings for a blended green energy product for the gap from now until the beginning of the Large-Scale Renewable Energy project.


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