Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date June 18, 2014
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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.74 / 4.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
379,466 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 8,768 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 1,771.50 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 34,397 MMBtu
Option 4: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option) 25,184 MMBtu

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

One 2.9 KW Photovoltaic array, tracking
Three 2.5 KW Photovoltaic array tracking
188 Photovoltaic Panels, 39.6 KW
84 Photovoltaic Panels, 19.7 KW


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

180 solar thermal panels on 5 buildings.
One building with a 56-well geothermal (ground-source heating/cooling) system, and another with a 58-well geothermal system.


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

BD1 - 350kW
Rosendale - 1.2 MW
Alan Farms - 64kW


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

Purchased 13% of electricity from the Wisconsin Public Service Naturewise program (primarily wind power). State purchased an additional 10% from a wind power purchase.


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

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