Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.65
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2016
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Endowment size:
14,695,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
783 Acres

IECC climate region:
+ Date Revised: March 10, 2016

Urban fringe of large city

Gross floor area of building space:
2,238,717 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
2,136,712 Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
140,399 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
13,120 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
642,108 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 2.60
Coal 56
Geothermal 0
Hydro 1.30
Natural gas 9
Nuclear 21
Solar photovoltaic 0.10
Wind 10
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

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

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 10.40
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 0.01
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 89.50
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.09

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

Solar Thermal (Ames Residence Hall)

Endowment size ($14.695 million) is as of November 30, 2015

The gross square footage reported represents the main campus and not the additional square footage of the laboratory farms which is approximately 104,180 for the Campus Lab Farm and 139,559 for the Mann Valley Lab Farm. Both farms include just a small amount of residential square footage also given homes on each farm, 3 total of about 2000 square feet each.

The "Floor area of residential space" square footage reported is the total square footage for the residence halls, which includes space (eg. lounges, study rooms, etc.) that is not defined as “residential space” as per the US Department of Education's Post-secondary Education Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual. The actual sf is smaller, but we do not have specific data for this.

"Other energy intensive space" square footage is for the campus greenhouse.

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