Green Power Partnership
|Organization Type||Education (Higher)|
|Percentage Green Power||99.8%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
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Green power is an important part of Unity College’s overall sustainability agenda – both in our educational pursuits, and in operations. As charter signatories to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, Unity College is developing a plan to reach carbon neutrality as soon as possible. The College's commitment to diversifying our energy portfolio with renewables decreases emissions from electricity and space heating, supporting these agressive goals. The Unity House, completed in 2008, is a LEED Platinum residence for the college president. The 1,930-square-foot, “net zero carbon” home was designed to produce more electricity than it uses every year, and is complete with a 5.4kW photovoltaic system, solar hot water, and a cold climate heat pump. Unity College is also home to the first Passive House-certified student residence in the country and approaches all renewable energy and energy efficiency efforts with student learning as a primary objective.