|Submission Date||June 30, 2017|
|4.00 / 4.00||
|Option 1: Clean and renewable electricity generated on-site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes||257 MMBtu|
|Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site||0 MMBtu|
|Option 3: 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||0 MMBtu|
|Option 4: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option)||6,956,342.72 MMBtu|
We have three on-site renewable electricity generating devices -
A 3kw solar pv array on Youngchild Hall, which provides a small percentage of electricity to an academic building. This was our first renewable purchase, and was primarily for educational purposes.
A 20kw solar pv array on Hiett Residence Hall, which provides as much as 90% of the building's electricity demands on peak days. This solar array was installed in July 2011. The company that sold this unit kept the Green Credits under the agreement and this production has not been counted in our renewable total.
A 50kw Endurance wind turbine at Bjorklunden, our nature preserve and lodge in Door County, WI, installed in October 2011 and commissioned December 8th 2011. The turbine provides up to 80% of the lodge's electricity demands under ideal conditions, and has provided an average of 41% of the building's power since it was operational.
The standard mix provided by our energy company 2% renewables and we purchase an additional 4.3% of renewables through a program called Energy for Tomorrow.
The wind turbine project at our lodge in Door County began as a student-initiated feasibility study in early 2009. Although the turbine only provides a small fraction of the university's overall energy needs, it's important to note that it provides the vast majority of the electricity at this particular location (which is approximately 100 miles from our main campus).
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