Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.14
Liaison Jeff Spoelstra
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Western Michigan University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
0.01 / 4.00 Chris Caprara
Manager, Energy Administration
Facilities Management - Engineering
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
746,995 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:
1,363 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.


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:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:
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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 0.39
Coal 14.89
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0
Natural gas 81.15
Nuclear 3.16
Solar photovoltaic 0.13
Wind 0.07
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.20

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

Oil and Other Fossil fules, as reported in the 2009 RFCM Egrid Region


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0.20
Natural gas 99.80
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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:
0.18

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