Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.72
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Madison
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Endowment size:
2,746,400,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
2,200 Acres

Large city

IECC climate zone:
6 - Cold

Gross floor area of building space:
24,271,554 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
1,351,493 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
119,443 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
1,643,556 Square Feet

Additional documentation to support the submission :

Total campus area includes main campus (938 Acres) and Arboretum (1,262 Acres).

UW-Madison's Space Management Office categorizes rooms on campus following the model defined here: https://fpm-www3.fpm.wisc.edu/SpaceManagementOffice/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=P9wDG%2fGD9Fs%3d&tabid=78&mid=460 (this is similar to the model defined in the US Department of Education's Postsecondary Education Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual).

Following the STARS manual, Laboratory Space was defined as any room whose primary classification was Code 250: Research / Nonclass Laboratory

Following the STARS manual, Healthcare Space was defined as any room whose primary classification was in the Code 800 series, including:
- 810: Patient Bedroom
- 815: Patient Bedroom Service
- 820: Patient Bath
- 830: Nurse Station
- 835: Nurse Station Service
- 840: Surgery
- 845: Surgery Service
- 850: Treatment / Examination
- 855: Treatment / Examination Service
- 860: Diagnostic Service Laboratory
- 865: Diagnostic Service Laboratory Support
- 870: Central Supplies
- 880: Public Waiting
- 890: Staff On-Call Facility
- 895: Staff On-Call Facility Service

Following the STARS manual, Energy Intensive Space includes the space types outlined in the STARS manual as well as additional spaces identified by UW-Madison staff as having high energy use intensity. The space total reported above includes:
- Additional Laboratory Spaces:
* Code 210: Class Laboratories (but excluding practice labs, music studios, dance studios, and art studios)
* Code 220: Open Laboratories (but excluding practice labs, music studios, dance studios, and art studios)
* Code 255: Research / Non-class Laboratory Service
* Code 410, Subuse 2223: Study Room / Computer Laboratory
- Energy Intensive Recreational Spaces:
* Code 520, Subuse 5532: Swimming Pool
* Code 520, Subuse 5533: Sauna
- Data Centers, Media or Fabrication Rooms:
* Code 530: Media Production
* Code 710: Central Computer / Telecommunications
* Code 720: Shop
- Plant and Animal Care Spaces:
* Code 570: Animal Quarters
* Code 580: Greenhouse
- Food Production Spaces:
* Code 630: Food Facility
* Code 635: Food Facility Service

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.