Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.35
Liaison Wesley Enterline
Submission Date April 22, 2015
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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

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

Endowment size:
14,971,738 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
404 Acres

IECC climate region:

Small town

Gross floor area of building space:
3,017,518 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
2,995,038 Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
145,274 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
5,868 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
98,401 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
978,845 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 53.50
Geothermal 0
Hydro 1
Natural gas 13
Nuclear 27.10
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 4.60
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.80

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

0.8% is Biofuels

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

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

Steam used for heating is all sourced from natural gas cogeneration plant located outside of the City of Whitewater and provided to campus through a combination of above-ground and below-ground steam lines. On-campus generation is limited to emergency backup steam with heating plant boilers and electricity with diesel/natural gas emergency generators.

Energy intensive spaces were determined using classification codes for Class Labs (210), Open Labs (220), and Research Labs (250) to determine the laboratory space. While some of these areas can probably be better defined in the future, using these relatively broad classifications ensured that all spaces (like computer labs) were included under a use code that might also include some less energy-intensive space. Service area classifications commonly used for storage or support rooms (215,225,255) were omitted.

A similar determination was used to include food service areas and associated service areas (630, 635). It is not easily identifiable which specific areas might have higher energy use without a more detailed assessment of each individual space.

All central computer or telecommunications spaces (710/715) were included. All greenhouse space was included (580).

Health care space includes all areas in the 800 series not easily identifiable as low-energy areas (like waiting rooms).

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