Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Wesley Enterline
Submission Date April 22, 2015
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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Wesley Enterline
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning and Management
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
448579.70 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 0 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 0 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 0 MMBtu
Option 4: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option) 16966.20 MMBtu

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

The only on-site generation is a solar array on Hyland Hall. As part of the grant funding obtained to erect that array, We Energies retains the RECs for that installation.


A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
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A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:

The State of Wisconsin purchases all electricity consumed in state-owned facilities. For our campus, the electricity is purchased from WE Energies. In 2005, Act 141 passed and required 10% of all electricity to come from renewable sources by the end of 2007, and 20% of all electricity to come from renewable sources by the end of 2011, if economically feasible. During the 2014 Fiscal Year, the state purchased an equivalence of 15% of all energy consumed in state-owned facilities sourced from wind power. The UW-System allocates this energy purchase to each campus based on electrical energy use.


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

Wisconsin Executive Order 145: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/executive_orders/2003_jim_doyle/2006-145.pdf

Wisconsin Executive Order 145 directs the Department of Administration to pursue demonstration projects at state facilities, including the Capitol and Executive Residence, regarding use of photovoltaic (PV) and other renewable technologies to generate electricity and use alternative fuels for heating and cooling

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