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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)
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.28 / 4.00 Deb Clark
Director of Finance and Operations
Business Office
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
575 MMBtu

Clean and renewable energy from the following sources::
Performance Year
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 40.34 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
+ Date Revised: March 7, 2016
Option 4: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option) 0 MMBtu

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

Sterling College has two 4kW solar panels that move with the sun. This maximizes the amount of sunlight reaching the panels, which in turn maximizes the amount of electricity they generate for the campus.

The barns are also powered by their own solar panels and a wind turbine.


A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
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A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:

According to Hardwick Electric, our utility for electricity, 45% of their energy needs come from green and renewable energy facilities utilizing solar, biomass, and hydro generating technologies.


A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:
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The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

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