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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 Alistair Hall
Submission Date July 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Vassar College
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

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Endowment size:
868,700,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
1,000 Acres

IECC climate region:

Urban fringe of mid-size city

Gross floor area of building space:
2,400,000 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:

Floor area of laboratory space:
27,309 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
1,523 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
1,150 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
800,000 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 1.60
Coal 15.20
Geothermal 0
Hydro 28.10
Natural gas 22.20
Nuclear 28.90
Solar photovoltaic 0.10
Wind 2.70
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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

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 6
Geothermal 1
Natural gas 93
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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

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.