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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 Silver
Overall Score 50.57
Liaison Yaffa Grossman
Submission Date March 16, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Beloit College
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Endowment size:
145,348,605 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
107.50 Acres

IECC climate region:

Large town

Gross floor area of building space:
1,153,287 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
1,093,047 Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
26,683 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
428,698 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 47
Geothermal 0
Hydro 1
Natural gas 13
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 9
Other (please specify and explain below) 30

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

The "other" category listed above, is a group of energy sources listed under our utility, Alliant Energy's Purchased Power. This group consists of a mix of electricity generated through primarily gas and some coal. Alliant does not break out the purchased power bought from the market by fuel type except for wind.

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 100
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

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.