Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.44
Liaison Bradley Flamm
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.32 / 4.00 Bradley Flamm
Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
212,219.97 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) 25,441 Kilowatt-hours 86.80 MMBtu

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

N/A


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

WCU has two small solar panel arrays, one a ground array of 6 panels used for a mini-split HVAC appliance at 114 W. Rosedale Ave. and one for a rooftop array of 165 panels on the Student Recreation Center.


Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 22,319 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:

West Chester University operates a very large district geo-exchange heating and cooling system, as well as several single-building geo-exchange systems. With over 800 wells on campus and a district pumphouse geo-exchange technology heats and cools over 50% of WCU's 3.98 million square feet of building space on campus (see https://www.wcupa.edu/_information/AFA/Facilities/energy.aspx for more information).


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

N/A


Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 13,955,000 Kilowatt-hours 47,614.46 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

WCU contracted with 3Degrees Group for the purchase of 13,955 mWh of Multiple Mix RECs in calendar year 2020 and 2021. Quantity represents FY that incorporates half of calendar year 2020 and half of calendar year 2021.


Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
70,020.26 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
32.99

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)
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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)
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Coal ---
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Geothermal ---
Natural gas ---
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A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data Source: John Lattanze, (JLattanze@wcupa.edu) Energy Project Manager (Unbundled RECs)
(Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources) - SRC Total Energy File
(Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy) - Energy rpts building energy loads FY20 file
Data Entry: Lois Howell 1-Feb-22

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