Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2015
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University of Wisconsin-Stout
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.86 / 6.00 Tim Cline
Graduate Assistant
Sustainability Office
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 241,248.35 MMBtu 148,564.25 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 78,515.32 MMBtu 69,134.26 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2,539,538 Gross Square Feet 2,476,238 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 8,150 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 1,741
Cooling degree days 2,808

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 3.14
District steam/hot water 1.20

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods)::
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

A brief description of when and why the building energy consumption baseline was adopted:

The 2008 fiscal year baseline for the GHG emissions was adopted because is was the first and oldest fully recorded year for UW-Stout GHG emissions report

A brief description of any building temperature standards employed by the institution:

A time schedule is plugged into our Metasys system for all buildings, to move them to occupied and unoccupied modes based on the time of day or week. In unoccupied buildings, heating begins at 60 degrees and cooling begins at 82 degrees.
There are set timed schedules for all buildings to change temperature according to occupied or not occupied status. Classroom schedules, weekend schedules, and standard occupancy building schedules are used.

A brief description of any light emitting diode (LED) lighting employed by the institution:

Exterior lights at Sports and Fitness Building have been switched from 150-watt high pressure sodium fixtures to 21-watt LED fixtures. The Memorial Student Center has LED lights throughout the building, including a new LED project funded by the Green Fee, segregated fee. In the next year, Physical Plant is switching 500-watt quarts bulbs to 16-watt LED bulbs in 210 Applied Arts.

A brief description of any occupancy and/or vacancy sensors employed by the institution:

A number of buildings on campus utilize lighting sensors within classrooms, meeting rooms, and offices, including Memorial Student Center, Jarvis Science, Administration Building, North Point, Hovlid Hall, Fleming Hall, and several others. All new construction and renovations in academic and administrative buildings incorporate lighting sensors into the projects. The Physical Plant is working on a project for reduced stairway lighting with a motion sensor when the stairway is occupied at the north end of Fryklund Hall.

A brief description of any passive solar heating employed by the institution:


A brief description of any ground-source heat pumps employed by the institution:


A brief description of any cogeneration technologies employed by the institution:


A brief description of any building recommissioning or retrofit program employed by the institution:


A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:

There are power meter monitors in all buildings that feed into our Metasys system and allow Physical Plant staff to monitor metered watts or watt hours for all buildings at any given time or date. These meters are also available online, using the Lucid Building Dashboard.

A brief description of the institution's program to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment and systems with high efficiency alternatives:


A brief description of any energy-efficient landscape design initiatives employed by the institution:


A brief description of any vending machine sensors, lightless machines, or LED-lit machines employed by the institution:


A brief description of other energy conservation and efficiency initiatives employed by the institution:

The Sustainability Office implemented the Building Dashboard in May 2014, to allow for all real-time electricity use in 33 campus buildings to be made available to anyone. We use this dashboard to host two energy reduction competitions across campus each year.

The website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:

Data taken from the 2008 and 2013 GHG Inventories:



Oil 555 Gallons x.13869 1,164.30 MMBtu
Natural Gas 78,216 MMBtu 78,216 MMBtu
Coal 4,141 Short Ton x.012 49.69 MMBtu

Purchased Electricity 20,262,094 KWh x .003412 69,134.26 MMBtu

Total 148,564.25 MMBtu



Oil 0 gallons x.13869 0 MMBtu
Natural Gas 162,710 MMBtu 162,710 MMBtu
Coal 1,919 Short Ton x.012 23.03 MMBtu
Purchased Electricity 23,011,525 kWh x .003412 78,515.32 MMBtu

Total 241,248.35 MMBtu

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