Montclair State University in New Jersey has signed a retail renewable-energy agreement with ENGIE Resources, a subsidiary of ENGIE North America.
Under the contract, Montclair State University will purchase Green-e certified renewable-energy credits (RECs) from wind, solar and hydro projects across the United States. The RECs will support the avoidance of carbon dioxide emissions by more than 7,600 metric tons, while matching 100 percent of the university’s forecasted retail electricity consumption from the grid. The contract extends through 2025.
Montclair was the first educational institution in the nation to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Environmental Protection Agency in 2009, and has committed to building all new facilities to meet LEED certification standards, with four buildings on campus currently holding LEED certifications.
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