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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 65.69
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date July 23, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Colgate University
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

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

Endowment size:
725,100,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
1,780 Acres

IECC climate region:
Cold

Locale:
Small town

Gross floor area of building space:
2,201,316 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
2,201,316 Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
121,012 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
2,202 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
58,742 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
859,667 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0.30
Coal 2.30
Geothermal 0
Hydro 88.90
Natural gas 3
Nuclear 4.90
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 0.40
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.20

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:
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Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 80
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 20
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 0
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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COLGATE'S ELECTRICITY MIX
Coal = 2.3%
Oil = 0.1%
Natural Gas = 3.0%
Other Fossil Fuels = 0.1%
Biomass = 0.3%
Hydro = 88.9%
Nuclear = 4.9%
Wind = 0.4%
Solar = 0.0%
Geothermal = 0.0%
TOTAL = 100%

COLGATE'S HEATING MIX:
Wood chips = 217,180 MMBtus = 80%
Fuel Oil #6 = 32,310 MMBtus = 12%
Fuel Oil #2 = 23,120 MMBtus = 8%
*As of fall 2013, fuel oil #6 is no longer used on campus. From fall 2013 until fall 2014, we are using fuel oil #2 as our primary backup to wood chips in our central plant. Natural gas will replace fuel oil #2 in the fall of 2014 as our back up fuel to wood chips.

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.