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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 Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 12, 2015
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Tufts University
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

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Endowment size:
1,386,696,958 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
786 Acres

IECC climate region:

Urban fringe of large city

Gross floor area of building space:
4,777,135 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
4,623,344 Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
914,963 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
149,334 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
406,588 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
1,130,423 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0.20
Coal 2.80
Geothermal 0
Hydro 27.30
Natural gas 39.60
Nuclear 15.80
Solar photovoltaic 0.20
Wind 6.40
Other (please specify and explain below) 7.70

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

Oil - 3.5%
Municipal trash - 4.0%
Other - 0.2%
Total - 7.7%

From Electricity Facts, TransCanada Power Marketing Ltd. Massachusetts Jan 2015 for 7/1/13 to 6/30/14

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 3
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 80.42
Other (please specify and explain below) 16.63

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

Propane - 0.79%
Purchased steam - 15.85%

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.