Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.55
Liaison Keaton Schrank
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2022

STARS v2.2

Westminster College - Utah
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 4.00 Keaton Schrank
Environmental Center Manager
Environmental Center
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
75,969.58 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) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 79,129.19 Kilowatt-hours 269.99 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:
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A brief description of the on-site renewable electricity generating facilities/devices:

Westminster has three on-site rooftop photovoltaic systems, with a total of 49 kW. These systems are located on the roof of the Meldrum Science Center.


Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 0 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:

none


A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable thermal energy:
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Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:
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Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
269.99 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
0.36

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 0.43
Coal 61.96
Geothermal 0.38
Hydro 5.18
Natural gas 15.40
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 0.08
Wind 7.10
Other (please specify and explain below) 9.47

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

We used values from our provider Rocky Mountain Power. The "Other" is miscellaneous sources, unspecified by Rocky Mountain Power.

In addition to this fuel mix, we are enrolled in the Rocky Mountain Power 'Blue Sky' program, which accounts for approximately 8% of our electricity, and is sourced 68% wind and 32% solar. This is not included in these totals because we do not have the information to do those calculations.
(https://www.rockymountainpower.net/content/dam/rocky_mountain_power/doc/Efficiency_Environment/Blue_Sky_Renewable_Energy/6659-40_RMP_BlueSky_ContentLabel_Block.pdf)


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

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

We use natural gas and electricity but do not have access to the data about the percentage of total energy used to heat buildings.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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