Campus Grounds & Facilities

Landscape Management

UW-Green Bay follows an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program in order to maintain the campus landscape. The program includes environmentally friendly practices, such as the use of lower environmental impact pesticides when necessary, and new sustainable technology. The campus also follows a stormwater management plan which involves the use of bioswales and retention ponds to help slow rainwater runoff. Other sustainable grounds maintenance practices include composting yard waste and planting native species of trees and shrubs.

Cofrin Center for Biodiversity

  
The UW-Green Bay Biodiversity Center works to maintain the campus Cofrin Memorial Arboretum and several other natural areas in Brown, Door, and Manitowoc Counties. At these sites, the Biodiversity Center helps to preserve species diversity and engage students and faculty through environmental research. Additionally, the campus Arboretum trail provides an opportunity for outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, biking, and running.  
 

Campus Water Usage

In the 2016-2017 performance year, UW-Green Bay reduced its potable water use per weighed campus user by 26.87%, its potable water use per unit floor area by 41.64%, and its total water use per unit of vegetated grounds by 30.24% compared to its 2009-2010 baseline year.
 

Campus Water Usage Reduction
  Performance Year (2016-2017) Baseline Year (2009-2010)
26.87% reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user
Portable water use 28,590,918 Gallons 41,996,651 Gallons
Weighted campus users 4,040.50 4,340.50
Potable water use per weighed campus user 7,076.08 Gallons 9,675.53 Gallons
41.64% reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area
Gross floor area 1,998,656 Gross Square Feet 1,713,195 Gross Square Feet
Potable water use per unit of floor area 14.31 Gallons/GSF 24.51 Gallons/GSF
30.24% reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds
Vegetated grounds 283 Acres 290 Acres
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 101,027.98 Gallons/Acre 144,816.04 Gallons/Acre