Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.61
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

Tufts University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Tina Woolston
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
513,663.20 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) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 27,700 Kilowatt-hours 94.51 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:
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A brief description of the on-site renewable electricity generating facilities/devices:

23.8 kW photovoltaic system on Sophia Gordon Hall, installed in 2006. The meter is broken but 25,000 kWh is estimated to be generated annually by this solar installation.
A small array with a battery pack on Hodgdon Hall is estimated to produce 2,700 KWH/year.

Information about all of Tufts on-site renewables, including those for which we do not retain the renewable energy certificates (RECs)can be found here: https://sustainability.tufts.edu/sustainability-at-tufts/institutional-environmental-initiatives/solar-at-tufts/

We also participate in 11 community solar projects.


Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 0 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:
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A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable thermal energy:

Sophia Gordon Hall hosts a roof mounted solar thermal system to supplement the gas-fired domestic hot water system used in the residence hall.

Schmalz House has two solar thermal panels for supplemental domestic hot water and a small photovoltaic panel to run the system pump.

There is no meter on either system. We are simply burning less fossil fuels to create hot water.


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:
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Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
94.51 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
0.02

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 ---
Coal ---
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Hydro ---
Natural gas ---
Nuclear ---
Solar photovoltaic ---
Wind ---
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:
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Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal 0
Natural gas ---
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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