UW-River Falls Leads Four-Year UW System Campuses in Energy Efficiency

Jan. 31, 2012— According to an energy data summary released by the University of Wisconsin System Administration, UW-River Falls was the most energy efficient four-year campus in the UW System during the 2010-11 academic year. Energy efficiency in this study is measured by the number of British thermal units (Btu) of fossil fuels, electricity, and overall energy used per gross square foot (GSF). UW-River Falls was the leader in efficiency in all three categories: 

  • UW-River Falls used 82,623 heat Btu's (fossil fuels) per GSF. UW-Green Bay was the second most efficient campus in this category at 84,331 Btu's per GSF.  
  • UW-River Falls used 26,635 electricity Btu's per GSF. UW-Stout was the second most efficient campus in this category at 31,345 Btu's per GSF. 
  • UW-River Falls used 109,259 total Btu's per GSF. UW-Stout was the second most efficient campus in this category at 121,403 Btu's per GSF. 

"Increasing energy efficiency is truly a campus commitment," says Michael Stifter, director of facilities management at UW-River Falls. "Fortunately we also have some good projects in mind, so I don't see us resting on our laurels."  

UW-River Falls ranked first in efficiency in the use of electricity and overall energy use in 2009-10. UW-River Falls ranked third in fossil fuel efficiency that year. 

For more information, contact Stifter at 715-425-3820 or email michael.j.stifter@uwrf.edu.

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