Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.15
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Western Kentucky University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 4.00 Christian Ryan
Sustainability Coordinator
WKU
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
193,243.27 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:
20.54 MMBtu

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

A 5.5 KW photovotaic system was installed on the WKU Office of Sustainability in Fall 2014. In calendar year 2016, the system generated 20.54 MMBtu.


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

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

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

The Augenstein Alumni Center purchases RECS to meet the building's LEED goals. In 2015/2015 FY, RECS purchased equated to 399.7 MMBtu.


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
Coal 24
Geothermal 0
Hydro 9
Natural gas 20
Nuclear 37
Solar photovoltaic 1.50
Wind 1.50
Other (please specify and explain below) 7

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

Wind and solar combine to 3% of TVA's power portfolio.
TVA reports 7% energy efficiency as part of their portfolio, evidently reasoning that avoided Kwh production as a result of aggressive energy efficiency efforts must be a part of their portfolio.


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Electricity ---
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 100
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:
0.22

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