Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.65
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2019
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
OP-6: 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, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
843,725 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:
562.70 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.


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

A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
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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:
31,692.57 MMBtu

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

2006 Wisconsin Act 141 directed 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. 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 2018.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0.20
Coal 56.90
Geothermal 0
Hydro 1.10
Natural gas 14.10
Nuclear 25.40
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 2.30
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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 0.10
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 99.90
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
3.82

Facility Allocations are compiled each year by Innovative Business Engineering on behalf of the Wisconsin Department of Administration.

Wisconsin Executive Order 145: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/executive_orders/2003_jim_doyle/2006-145.pdf

Wisconsin Executive Order 145 directs the Department of Administration to pursue demonstration projects at state facilities, including the Capitol and Executive Residence, regarding use of photovoltaic (PV) and other renewable technologies to generate electricity and use alternative fuels for heating and cooling

Wisconsin Act 141: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2005/related/acts/141.pdf

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