Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Casey Meehan
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Technical College
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.76 / 4.00 Chelsey Sloan
Sustainability Assistant
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
61,680.42 MMBtu

Clean and renewable electricity (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity from certified/verified clean and renewable sources (i.e., bundled green power purchases) 734,790 Kilowatt-hours 2,507.10 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 150,964.87 Kilowatt-hours 515.09 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:

Windsource green power purchasing option through Xcel Energy. Purchased shares in community solar garden in Cashton, WI.

A brief description of the on-site renewable electricity generating facilities/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.

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 3,642 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water from certified/verified clean and renewable sources 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the clean and renewable stationary fuels:

Western's Integrated Technology Center building is heated and cooled through a closed-looped geothermal system.

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable thermal energy:

Not Applicable

Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 1,469,000 Kilowatt-hours 5,012.23 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

Western purchased multiple-year certified RECs to achieve LEED ratings in our Viroqua and Coleman building projects.

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
11,676.42 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for clean and renewable energy is available:

Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0
Natural gas 0
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 0
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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


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
Natural gas 0
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:


Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data reflects ITC geothermal system only. Sparta geothermal system is not recorded in this report as we did not have accurate data at this time.

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