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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 Bronze
Overall Score 38.32
Liaison Patrick McKee
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Eastern Kentucky University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.03 / 4.00 Patrick McKee
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
472,570 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:
3,880 MMBtu

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

During the performance year Fiscal Year 2016 (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016) EKU generated 3,880 MMBtu of electricity from a 7 panel PV array on the roof of its Science Building. EKU is in the process of expanding its on site solar PV generation but this took place after the performance year. Due to the relative scale of impact, EKU omitted inclusion of this array in its greenhouse gas inventory and report.


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:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 82.08
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0.30
Natural gas 17.57
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 0.05
Wind 0
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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 0
Coal 45
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 5
Natural gas 55
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:
0.82

Bill Rhodes - Facilities Services
Ron Mink - Facilities Services

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.