UW Health

UW Health

UW Health is the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison serving more than 700,000 patients each year in the Upper Midwest and beyond with 1,850 physicians and 21,000 staff at six hospitals and 80 outpatient sites. UW Health is governed by the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority and partners with UW School of Medicine and Public Health to fulfill their patient care, research, education, and community service missions. 


PORTFOLIO-WIDE LEADERSHIP COMMITMENTS

50% GHG reduction in 10 years
34% reduction in Energy Intensity


UW HEALTH IS PARTICIPATING IN THE FOLLOWING DOE PROGRAMS:

Better Climate Challenge   Better Buildings Challenge   Better Buildings Alliance
Low Carbon Pilot   Waste Reduction Network

UW Health signed on to the Better Climate Challenge committing to a 50% reduction in GHG emissions across their 4.8 million square foot portfolio over 10 years from a 2020 baseline. UW Health’s goal was to reduce energy use intensity, or EUI, 20% by 2023; they successfully achieved that goal in 2018. They have set a second goal for an additional 14% from their initial baseline. Progress toward this goal has begun in earnest and has included retro-commissioning several buildings, LED lighting upgrades, HVAC scheduling changes, temperature setbacks, HVAC occupancy sensors, high-efficiency equipment, and demand reduction strategies. UW Health is committed to energy improvements that enhance both staff and patient comfort.

Climate Challenge Commitment
4.8 MillionSquare Feet
Buildings Challenge Commitment
4.8 MillionSquare Feet
GHG Emissions Goals
50%Reduction in Scope 1 & 2 Emissions
Progress
Energy Goals
34%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Progress
22%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Progress
Goal Achieved24%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)