Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.81 / 4.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
340318.76 MMBtu
+ Date Revised: Aug. 1, 2019

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:
296.38 MMBtu

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

Tennis Courts: One pole mounted 2.9 KW photovoltaic tracking array, estimated 4,719 kWh/year

Sage Hall: 188 photovoltaic rooftop panels, 39.7 kW, estimated 46,000 kWh/year
Three pole-mounted photovoltaic tracking array, 2.5 kW each, estimated 12,167 kWh/year

Student Success Center: 84 photovoltaic rooftop panels, 19.7 kW, estimated 23,973 kWh/year


Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
12209.21 MMBtu

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.
Thermal energy produced at on-campus biodigester (BD1): total is 2,698,956 KWH/th.


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:
56174.93 MMBtu

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

Purchased 6% of electricity from the Wisconsin Public Service NatureWise program (primarily wind power). State purchased an additional 10% for the campus from wind power projects in the state.

On campus biodigestor (BD1): 370 kW. Total is 2,115, 570 KWH. Energy is retained in RECs.

Off-campus biodigestor (BD2 and BD3): BD2 total is 9,248,500 KWH. BD3 total is 449,180 KWH.
Energy is retained in RECs.


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
Coal 41
Geothermal 4
Hydro 3
Natural gas 34
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 2
Wind 16
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 ---
Coal 16.37
Electricity ---
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 82.79
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.84

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

Refuse derived fuel/per-consumer paper waste (0.3%) and solar thermal panels (0.51%)


Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
20.18

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