Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.06
Liaison Casey Meehan
Submission Date June 15, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Western Technical College
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.06 / 4.00 Amanda McCray
Sustainability Institute
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
39,645 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 541.80 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 3.90 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 :

Western retains RECs for 50kWh fixed PV array at our Integrated Technology Center, 4.5 kWh solar tracking system at a site in Black River Falls, a 16kWh tracking PV system in Independence, and a 75 kWh at our Automotive Center.

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

Western's ITC provides the majority of the heating and cooling through the geothermal system. ITC and the Truck and Heavy Equipment facility also have passive solar walls that preheats outdoor air before entering the building.

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:

A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:

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

Thank you to Western's Sustainability Department and Physical Plant for providing these numbers.

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