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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.

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Liaison Jack Byrne
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Middlebury College
OP-8: Clean and Renewable Energy

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Director of Sustainability Integration
Environmental Affair
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Option 1: 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 :
6,001.96 MMBtu

Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated:
153,206 MMBtu

Option 3: 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 :
0 MMBtu

Option 4: Total RECs and other similar renewable energy products that the institution purchased during the performance year that are Green-e certified or meet the Green-e standard's technical requirements and are third party verified:
267.34 MMBtu

Option 5: Total electricity generated with co-generation technology using non-renewable fuel sources :
7,025.46 MMBtu

Total energy consumed during the performance year :
450,232.21 MMBtu

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

On-site renewable electricity generating devices include one wind turbine, solar panels on several buildings, and electricity co-generated from our biomass gasification facility.


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

An on-site biomass gasification plant replaces over 1 million gallons of #6 fuel oil used to heat the campus.


A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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A brief description of RECs or other similar renewable energy products purchased during the previous year:

Middlebury purchases biomethane-generated or "cow-power" electricity from Central Vermont Public Service


A brief description of co-generation technologies deployed:

Electricity is co-generated from steam produced using #6 fuel oil in addition to the that produced from biomass gasification (included in option 1, not option 5).


The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

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