Some green in the form of money helps a local University to GO green.
University of Wisconsin-Stout has received $27,067 in Focus on Energy incentives through the design assistance program for work on a residence hall.
North Hall underwent a $21.74 million renovation, funded with student fees, that includes all new student rooms, bathrooms, common areas, entries and infrastructure. Built in 1967, the building has expanded 14,000 feet to about 90,000 square feet.
It reopened in September with 374 students living there. The renovation began in spring 2018. North Hall was closed during the 2018-19 academic year.
*ABOVE PHOTO: Students gather in a common area of UW-Stout’s North Hall. The residence hall has earned incentives for its energy savings
Focus on Energy incentives were from:
- Occupancy and vacancy lighting sensors throughout the building
- LED lighting throughout the building that reduced the lighting power density by 40% to 50%
- Watersense certified showerheads to reduce hot water consumption
- Energy-efficient insulation in new bathroom walls and roof
- Energy-efficient windows in dorm rooms and commons areas
The Princeton Review named UW-Stout one of the top “green” colleges in 2018.