|Overall Rating||Bronze - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 16, 2016|
Western Colorado University
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy
|0.35 / 4.00||
Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
Clean and renewable energy from the following sources::
|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||43 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)||8,871 MMBtu|
A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :
We have a 5kw PV array on the rooftop of Kelley Hall, which roughly supplies 5% of the building's electricity.
A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:
We have a contract to purchase RECs every year and wind power through the city of Gunnison's municipal electric company. They seek out reputable third party certified providers for us to purchase the RECs and attributes from. Western has a renewable energy fund that students contribute to in order to purchase renewable energy for campus.
The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:
Performance year 2015.
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