Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Elissa Brown
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Whitman College
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.13 / 4.00 Elissa Brown
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability, Physical Plant Services
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
111,766.32 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) 32,586.58 Kilowatt-hours 111.19 MMBtu

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

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

We have solar arrays on Bratton Tennis Center, Cleveland Commons, and Stanton Hall. There is also an array on the Environmental House, but its generation is not tracked.

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report 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:

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

Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 17,400,000 Kilowatt-hours 59,368.80 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

The purchased RECs are Green-e certified American Wind purchased through Renewable Choice Energy. The contract timeline was Fiscal Year 2019.

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
59,479.99 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 0.34
Coal 56.39
Geothermal 0.34
Hydro 5.15
Natural gas 15.44
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 3.79
Wind 8.80
Other (please specify and explain below) 9.75

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

"In 2018, the “basic fuel mix”, the average mix of energy sources supplying Pacific Power customers, is 56.39% coal, 15.44% natural gas, 8.80% wind, 5.15% hydro, 3.79% solar, 0.34% geothermal, 0.34% biomass, and 9.75% miscellaneous. This information is based on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Form 1 data. The Pacific Power “basic fuel mix” is based on energy production and not resource capability, capacity or delivered energy." https://www.pacificpower.net/savings-energy-choices/blue-sky-renewable-energy/product-content-label.html

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Electricity 5
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 95
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

Due to metering limitations, this number is an estimate. Some natural gas energy is utilized for cooking, and one of our buildings does use electric heat.

Additional documentation to support the submission:

FY19 on-campus solar production:
Bratton Tennis Center: 19515.18 kWh
Stanton Hall: 7108.82 kWh (installed June 2019)
Cleveland Commons: 5962.58 kWh (installed June 2019)

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