Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.76
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.29 / 4.00 Brad Spanbauer
Campus Sustainability Officer
Campus Sustainability Office
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
422,098.24 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) 2,567,293 Kilowatt-hours 8,759.60 MMBtu

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

Renewable electricity on-site is generated by the campus anaerobic digestion system, as well as some photovoltaic panels. An additional off-campus anaerobic digestion facility produces electricity that is retained (credited) to the University.


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

On-campus biodigester: for 2020, 2,080,247 kWh.

Off-campus biodigester: for 2020, 471,513 kWh


Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 12,209.21 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:

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.


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

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.


Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 2,778,197.60 Kilowatt-hours 9,479.21 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

Electricity is purchased through a State-wide program for all universities to acquire the same percentage of renewable energy through the Dept of Administration. For 2020 this was 9.8% of campuses total coming from renewable sources.


Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
30,448.02 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
7.21

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 0
Coal 46.60
Geothermal 0
Hydro 4.60
Natural gas 45.10
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 0.20
Wind 3.50
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 3.70
Electricity ---
Fuel oil 0.29
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 96
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.01

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

Refuse derived fuel/per-consumer paper waste.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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On campus biodigester (BD1): 370 kW. Total is 2,115, 570 KWH. Energy is retained in RECs.

Off-campus biodigester (BD3): BD3 total is 449,180 KWH. Energy is retained in RECs.

UW General & Shared: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10hC3vd5DNtySziuyJKN1_UL431J5vcPrekDsBOnS908/edit#heading=h.b6ox89uwdhx0

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