Oct. 13, 2010
Focus on Energy will present the University of Wisconsin-Stout with more than $78,000 in incentive grants Thursday to recognize energy-saving measures instituted as part of its Jarvis Hall project.
The university will be recognized in a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the Administration Building.
UW-Stout will celebrate the grand opening of Jarvis Hall from 1-3 p.m. Friday. The $43.2 million building includes a new Science Wing and renovated Technology Wing.
Energy-efficient measures at Jarvis that qualified for Focus on Energy incentives included: design and engineering that was 30 percent more efficient than state requirements; wall insulation; window glazing; interior lighting power density; mechanical systems; lab ventilation; automatic fume hood exhaust controls; and an energy recovery system that is 26 percent more efficient than state requirements.
The equipment and systems installed earned $78,364 from Focus on Energy in incentive grants and will save UW-Stout an estimated $77,482 a year in energy costs.
Enough energy will be saved at Jarvis Hall to power 118 homes a year. The environmental impact will be the equivalent of taking 158 cars off the road a year and reducing oil consumption by 2,201 barrels a year, according to Focus on Energy.
The annual reduction in pollutants is estimated at 1.8 million pounds of carbon dioxide, 2,060 pounds of sulfur dioxide and 1,846 pounds of nitrogen oxides.
Focus on Energy works with state residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
For more information, contact Diane Moen, vice chancellor for Administrative Life Services, at 715-232-1683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media are invited to attend the presentation. It will be in the Chancellorís Conference Room, on the third floor of the Administration Building.