MRMC is dedicated to sustainability practices that protect the health and well-being of patients, staff and communities.
Elimination of coal and conversion of the MRMC plant to natural gas has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent. Redundancy was created through the construction of a second plant to provide continuous supply of critical service with two independent thermal sources and on-site alternate fuel backup. Reliability was improved through investment in plant and distribution infrastructure to enhance an uninterrupted, consistent source of thermal service. Read More About the Thermal Plant →
Falcon Recovery Program
MRMC Thermal’s Peregrine Falcon nesting box is part of a state-wide falcon recovery program that has resulted in a total of 111 healthy chicks having been produced. See Live Images of the Nest →
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East Water Tower Refresh Complete November 2021
DNR Urban Forestry Grant
MRMC obtained a $50,000 Urban Forestry cost-sharing grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This type of grant supports innovative projects that develop sustainable urban and community forestry programs. The grant was used to plant trees at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s new HUB for Collaborative Medicine building.
MRMC is committed to providing green, healing spaces on campus. There are multiple nature areas for patients, employees, visitors and neighbors to enjoy, such as healing gardens, walking paths, green roofs and courtyards.
Our campus organizations have also taken measures to conserve resources and reduce waste at their facilities. Some of these measures include:
- Automatic shut-off light switches
- Water-conserving toilets
- Waste reduction
- Reprocessing surgical devices
- Biodegradable materials
- Green roofs
- Green areas
- Water permeable surfaces
- Energy Star Certified
- LED lighting
- Hydro-generating sinks
- Bottle-filling drinking fountains
- Real-time energy monitoring
- Eco temperature setbacks
- Thermal energy recycling
- Lawn irrigation moisture monitors
The first significant solar roof project on the MRMC Campus is installed at Kathy's House.
There are 200 solar panels atop the Kathy's House roof, funded by generous donors.
Solar panels will reduce their electricity bill by 40%, saving $12,000 per year!
Kathy's House is set to open in June 2021.