Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.80
Liaison Gioia Thompson
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Vermont
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.03 / 4.00 Gioia Thompson
UVM Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
811,190.19 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) 52,750 Kilowatt-hours 179.98 MMBtu

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

GreenE Certified farm methane through Green Mountain Power

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

both rooftop and ground-mounted solar at various locations around campus

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report 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:

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 61,090,000 Kilowatt-hours 208,439.08 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

61,090 MWh Green-e Certified American Wind from 3Degrees
2018 and 2019

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
208,619.06 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 ---
Coal ---
Geothermal 0
Hydro ---
Natural gas ---
Nuclear ---
Solar photovoltaic ---
Wind ---
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

NEWE includes 1.9% oil; 1.7% other fossil fuels; 0.1% unknown/purchased
UVM buys RECs from new US wind

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 6
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 94
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The NEWE mix information comes from the eGrid summary tables: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-01/documents/egrid_summarytables.pdf

Everyone who enters data should be aware of this resource. Or better yet, the online tool would include all the regional resource mix data.

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