Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.21
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date June 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
0.09 / 4.00 Mike Mueller
Associate Director
Facilities Management
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
181,153.76 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) 15,475 Kilowatt-hours 52.80 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

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

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


A brief description of the on-site renewable electricity generating facilities/devices:
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Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 125 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:

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


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

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


Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 1,116,421 Kilowatt-hours 3,809.23 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

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.(20,856 kWh)

DOA Renewable Energy Purchase for UWRF for FY 2020 = 1,095,565 kWh.


Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
3,987.03 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
2.20

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 39.60
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0.10
Natural gas 21.10
Nuclear 19.40
Solar photovoltaic 0.09
Wind 19.60
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.11

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

.11 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 7
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 93
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.09

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

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


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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