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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.35
Liaison Laurie Husted
Submission Date June 9, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bard College
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.24 / 4.00 Dan Smith
Energy Efficiency Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
116,079.50 MMBtu

Total clean and renewable electricity generated on site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes:
0 MMBtu

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

280 kW ground-mount photovoltaic array installed in 2013.


Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
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Total 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, performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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Total third-party certified RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a utility-provided certified green power option) purchased during the performance year:
6,824.28 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:

2,000,000 kwh offsets that are purchased from Renewable Choice Energy (Green-e® Certified American Wind).


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 1.80
Coal 5.50
Geothermal 0
Hydro 29.20
Natural gas 30.40
Nuclear 28.90
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 3.60
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.60

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

Other = Oil (0.2%) + "Other Fossil" (0.4%)


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

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
5.88

Grid energy source profile taken from:
https://www.epa.gov/energy/egrid
eGRID2012 Data File (XLS)

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.