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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 67.20
Liaison Suzanne Hansen
Submission Date May 31, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Macalester College
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 4.00 Nathan Lief
Facilities Director
Facilities
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
129,747.99 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:
2.77 MMBtu

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

Macalester's wind turbine and PV array on Markim Hall generate electricity that is directly fed into the College's electrical loop.


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

A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:

The EcoHouse has a solar-thermal array to heat the DHW for the house. It is unmetered.


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:
0.00 MMBtu

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:

Macalester has purchased wind source credit for our electric vehicle charging station.


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:
191.80 MMBtu

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

RECs are purchased to offset the emissions from Markim Hall.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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 1.30
Coal 52.50
Geothermal 0
Hydro 5.50
Natural gas 3.10
Nuclear 19.80
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 17.30
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.50

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

Oil, Other Fossil Fuels, Unknown sources.


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:

No #2 oil was used during the performance year.


Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
0.15

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.