UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Environmental

Water

  • Stormwater management via parking lot detention swale to cool storm water before it enters the river system 
  • 48,000 gallons of underground water storage for use to flush toilets instead of city water
  • Tray-less dining has been implemented to reduce washing costs of trays
  • Food service provider Sodexolink supports sustainable processes
  • Water bottle filling stations are provided to encourage customers to refill water bottles instead of disposing of plastic bottles
  • Dual-flushlink valves on toilets
  • EcoCubeslink used on all urinals reducing to 3 flushes per day

 

Carbon Emissions / Air Quality

 

NEV

  • Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) for daily errands around the city and moving equipment across campus - eliminated a mini-van www.parcar.comlink 
  • The usage of chrome products has been kept to an absolute minimum
  • Low VOC paint was used during construction
  • Utilization of green cleaning solutions instead of harsh chemicals

Paper Reduction / Recycling

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  • Utilization of software programs to reduce paper usage 
  • Large-office document scanner available to convert paper to e-mail instead of copies
  • Paper products used throughout the building are post-consumer recycled
  • Building waste stream is sorted to separate recyclable products from waste
  • LEED certified hand dryers are used to eliminate the waste of paper towels and the use of fossil fuels for its transportation.  www.mitsubishijettowel.comlink