Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jeff Spoelstra
Submission Date July 22, 2014
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Western Michigan University
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jeff Spoelstra
Sustainability Coordinator
Office for Sustainability
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
1362247 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 379.37 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) 0 MMBtu

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

Sangren Hall roof mounted array - 235 kW solar photovoltaic array.

Miller Auditorium Parking Structure rack mounted array - 50 kW solar photovoltaic array; paired with 15 adjacent electric vehicle charging stations.

Wood Hall roof mounted array - 12 kW solar photovoltaic array feature several different types of photovoltaic panels.

A wind turbine was put on-line and made operational at the WMU Parkview Engineering campus on July 31, 2007. The wind turbine is a Skystream 3.7 from Southwest Wind, and is rated at 1.8 kW nominal, and 2 kW maximum.


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

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