Energy Saving Tips

Saving energy will not only save you money but these 5 tips will also benifit the environement


Turn off all lights and unplug electronics when not in use.

Power Strips

Plug electronics into a power strip and turn this strip off when those electronics are not being used.

Use LED Light Bulbs

LEDs use up to 75% less energy than traditional bulbs and can last 25 times longer saving you money!

Energy Efficient

Choose energy-efficient products when able! Check to see if your appliance is energy star certified.

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AC Usage

During the hots months to cut down on AC usage try closing your blinds and curtains.

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Want to learn more about UW-Stouts Energy Consumption?

Check out the University's Energy Dashboard to see how much energy each building on campus is consuming.

Renewable Energy at UW-Stout

We're continually adding renewable energy projects to our campus through a variety of solar panel installations. With funding from the Stout Student Association's Green Fee, we have a solar array on the roof of Merle Price Commons, as well as an upcoming project to install $150,000 in additional panels on the same building. We've also installed solar powered outdoor lighting. We plan to continue implementing more solar projects on campus in future years.

Green Buildings

In recent years, we have added a number of green elements to our campus buildings during renovations and construction. Some of these sustainability projects include:

  • LED lighting
  • Occupancy and daylight sensors
  • Low or no VOC paints
  • Reclaimed materials, such as reused bowling lane wood in the Memorial Student Center
  • Waste bins made from recycled milk cartons
  • Recycling of demolition/construction waste (e.g., 81% of waste in the MSC renovation was recycled)
  • Touchless faucets to reduce water use
  • Hydration stations to promote use of refillable water bottles
  • Energy efficient hand dryers in place of paper towel dispensers