Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.68
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date May 31, 2016
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.15 / 4.00 John Gardner
Sustainability Planning & Policy Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
860,315 MMBtu

Clean and renewable energy from the following sources::
Performance Year
Option 1: Clean and renewable electricity generated on-site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes 563.77 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 0 MMBtu
Option 3: 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 0 MMBtu
Option 4: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option) 31,871.61 MMBtu

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

5 Solar PV systems are located on campus facilities at Bolton Hall, Cambridge Commons, the University Services and Research Building (USR), Innovation Campus, and the Golda Meir Library. In addition, the microgrid facility at USR also features a 15kW wind turbine.

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

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:

A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:

Wisconsin Act 141 directs the Department of Administration (DOA) to set goals for the use of renewable energy by the six state agencies that consume the great majority of electricity purchased by the state. In addition, the State of Wisconsin purchases green energy through several contracts throughout the state, which is then apportioned to each state agency. One of these agencies is the University of Wisconsin System. State-purchased green energy is broken out from there to individual campuses based on percentage of energy used in the UW System. The data available is from FY 2015.

The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

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