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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 Silver
Overall Score 48.14
Liaison Sean Vormwald
Submission Date April 4, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Onondaga Community College
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

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

Endowment size:
0 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
280 Acres

IECC climate region:
Cold

Locale:
Urban fringe of mid-size city

Gross floor area of building space:
1,224,924 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
---

Floor area of laboratory space:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
4,750 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
201,028 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 1.80
Coal 5.51
Geothermal 0
Hydro 29.24
Natural gas 30.40
Nuclear 28.88
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 3.60
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.38

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

Electricity source percentages according to EPA eGRID2012 Subregion Resource Mix for NPCC Upstate NY.

"Other fossil fuels" is 0.3818% according to EPA eGRID2012 Subregion Resource Mix for NPCC Upstate NY.


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 ---
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:

The majority of Onondaga Community College's building heat is from natural gas, although there are a small number of electric heaters in campus buildings.


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.