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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 65.89
Liaison Marian Brown
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Wells College
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.54 / 4.00 Marian Brown
Director
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
49,916.20 MMBtu

Total clean and renewable electricity generated on site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes:
0 MMBtu

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

none


Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
0 MMBtu

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

none


Total 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, performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:

none


Total third-party certified RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a utility-provided certified green power option) purchased during the performance year:
6,758.46 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:

Starting with our new purchased electricity contract with Constellation Energy on Jan 1, 2017, we now obtain 100% Green-e certified RECs through Ecovations Renewable Energy.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0.50
Coal 4
Geothermal 0
Hydro 6
Natural gas 52
Nuclear 31
Solar photovoltaic 0.50
Wind 4
Other (please specify and explain below) 2

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

Renewable biogas - less than 1% (factored into calculations above as 0.5%)
Oil - less than 1% (factored into calculations above as 0.5%)
Solid Waste - 1%


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 6.08
Fuel oil 3.25
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 0
Other (please specify and explain below) 90.67

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

We do not have access to natural gas lines, so we utilize propane to replace fuel oil in most buildings; #2 fuel oil is used as a backup fuel to propane. Two buildings have electric heating (Long Library 47,900sf; Dodge Hall 53,400sf) which together comprise 17.5% of the total campus square footage (577,757sf).


Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
13.54

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.