Green Power Partnership
|Location||New London, NH|
|Organization Type||Education (Higher)|
|Percentage Green Power||100.0%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
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Colby-Sawyer College has acquired renewable energy certificates (RECs) for 100 percent of its electricity usage (totaling approximately 3,400,000 kWh per year.) The Scope 2 emissions created during this power generation accounted for 43 percent of the college’s carbon footprint during the baseline Greenhouse Gas Inventory conducted by our students in 2008. “The college is extremely excited about this new contract because it helps us make huge positive strides in our goal to reduce our carbon footprint and live more sustainably,” says President Galligan. “We dream about someday creating our own renewable energy right here on campus and this contract is a significant step toward our long-term goals.” Colby-Sawyer College views the purchase of RECs as a stepping stone in an integrated long-term approach in which it will take advantage of energy conservation opportunities, high efficiency equipment, and where possible, renewable energy sources on campus. Colby-Sawyer conducted a comprehensive energy audit this year and are in the midst of evaluating a contract for a campus-wide energy efficiency project on campus. The college also received a grant from the NH PUC to install a 125 kilowatt (kW) solar PV system, which we hope will bring us closer to our dream of on-site generation.