University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Campus Environmental Audit

Questions asked to gain needed information to provide the necessary benchmarks for the campus to gear its progress toward environmental sustainability for years to come. This form will be sent annually to applicable campus faculty to obtain the previous years data. The data will be added to existing resource consumption charts or new charts will be created.


 
UW-River Falls Environmental Audit Questionnaire Water · 

Contact is River Falls Municipal Utilities Utility Finance Director, Carl Gaulke.

1. Where does UW-River Fall's water supply originate? 

2. How much total water did the university consume last year?

3. What was water consumption per student? 

4. How has this figure changed from last year? Why? 

5. What were the water utility costs for the university for the past year? 

6. What were the water utility costs per student?

7. How have these costs changed from last year? Why? 

8. Does the University have a water conservation program?

9. If so, what measures does it include? 

10. Are there any estimates of water savings from such programs? 

11. If so, how much? 

12. Are there any new water conservation plans in the works? 

Energy · Contact is Tim Thum, Dept. of Facilities Management.

1. What are the sources of energy for the electric utility serving your school? 

2. How much total energy did the University consume in the last academic year? 

3. How much energy was consumed per student? 

4. How has campus energy use changed from last year? Why? 

5. What was the total cost of energy expenditures for the year?

6. What was the total energy cost per student? 

7. How has the total cost changed from last year? Why? 

8. Does UW-River Falls have an energy-efficiency program? 

9. If so, what kinds of programs does it include? 

10. Are there any estimates of energy savings from such programs? 

11. If so, how much?

12. Are there any new energy-efficiency plans in the works?

Recycling · Contact is Ground Operations Supervisor, Manville Kenney. 

1. Where does UW-River Fall's solid waste originate? 

2. How much solid waste did the University produce last year? 

3. What was the total poundage of solid waste production per student?

4. How has this figure changed from last year? Why?

5. Does the campus have a solid waste recycling or composting program?

6. What types of items are currently recycled or composted on campus? Off campus? 

7. Are there any estimates of solid waste savings because of such programs? Is so, how much?

8. Are there any new initiatives in the works to further the University recycling program? 

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