Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.76
Liaison Mark Klapatch
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 4.00 Timothy Thum
Senior Engineer
Facilities Mgmt.
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
201356 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:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :
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Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
126 MMBtu

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

2 – 4’x10’ solar thermal collectors at the Research Development Institute building.
16 – 4’x10’ solar thermal collectors at Ames Suites Residence Hall.


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:
48.50 MMBtu

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

UWRF is a partner with the city of River Falls Community Solar project. UWRF purchased 37 solar panels which are each 315 watt.


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:
184 MMBtu

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

A 5.3 kW single axis PV tracker and 9.5 kW of fixed PV panels were installed on the RDI Building in 2013.The local utility maintains control of the RECs for these panels.

UWRF purchases "Green Energy Blocks" through River Falls Municipal Utility through the power provider (WPPI). The blocks are Green-E certified.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0.40
Coal 46.70
Geothermal ---
Hydro 3.60
Natural gas 19.30
Nuclear 19.60
Solar photovoltaic ---
Wind 9.60
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.80

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:

.8 of our electricity use comes from solid waste.


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 11.10
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 88.90
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.08

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

.8 of the energy used for heating buildings comes from solar thermal.


Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
0.18

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