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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 75.27
Liaison Katie Lavin
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Sterling College (VT)
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

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

Endowment size:
1,071,700 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
430 Acres

IECC climate region:
Mixed-Humid

Locale:
Rural

Gross floor area of building space:
57,076 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
---

Floor area of laboratory space:
698 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
1,404 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
26,163 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 15
Coal ---
Geothermal ---
Hydro 15
Natural gas ---
Nuclear 30
Solar photovoltaic 15
Wind ---
Other (please specify and explain below) 25

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

10% comes from landfill gas generation; the remaining energy is obtained through spot market transactions.


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Electricity ---
Fuel oil 97
Geothermal ---
Natural gas ---
Other (please specify and explain below) 3

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

Our fuel oil supplier uses a biofuel blend--depending on the temperature, our fuel oil is anywhere from 5 to 10% biofuels. The "other" heating source Sterling College uses is propane for one building.


Our other "energy intensive space" is the kitchen.

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.