Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.94
Liaison Kimberly Hodge
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Washington and Lee University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.09 / 4.00 Dave Merchan
University Engineer
Facilities Management
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
180143.10 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:
1639.60 MMBtu

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

Two solar arrays, one 325 Kilowatt capacity and the other 119 Kilowatt capacity, together provide roughly 3% of campus electricity.


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

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

A solar thermal system installed on the main University library services reheat for the building's HVAC.


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:
1877.15 MMBtu

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

RECs came from a lease arrangement between WLU and Secure Futures from the system’s installation until we bought the system a few months ago. RECs were purchased separately from the electricity produced from the system.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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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)
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Solar photovoltaic ---
Wind ---
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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 ---
Electricity ---
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Geothermal ---
Natural gas ---
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
2.13

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