MRMC is dedicated to sustainability practices that protect the health and well-being of patients, staff and communities.

Thermal Plant

Elimination of coal and conversion of the MRMC Thermal 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 →

Water Quality                                                                                                 East Water Tower Refresh November 2021
To read about MRMC campus water quality, click here:

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DNR Urban Forestry Grant

MRMC implemented 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.

Green SpacePeaceful seating area in MRMC greenspace

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.

Resource Conservation

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
  • Recycling
  • 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

Solar Use
The first significant solar roof project on the MRMC Campus is installed at Kathy's House. SUSTAINABILITY-SOLAR-KATHY-S-HOUSE.jpg
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 campus facility opened June 2021.