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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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STARS v2.0

Tufts University
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Betsy Isenstein
Director of Facilities Technical Services
Facilities Services
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
754,600 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 87.70 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
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 :

23.8 kW photovoltaic system on Sophia Gordon Hall
2 250 Watt photovoltaic panels on Fairmont House
99 kW photovoltaic system on Dowling Hall


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

Sophia Gordon Hall hosts a roof mounted solar thermal system to supplement the gas-fired domestic hot water system used in the residence hall.

Schmalz House has two solar thermal panels for supplemental domestic hot water and a small photovoltaic panel to run the system pump.


A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:

Purchased RECs from 3 Degrees on 8/17/2009 for LEED projects.


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

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.