Governor's Award for Energy Efficiency

Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire was one of nine businesses statewide to receive the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency in 2009.

Last year we saved more than 966,000 kilowatts of electricity and 6,000 therms of natural gas – enough energy to power 135 homes for a year. Energy-saving measures include:

  • Installing 250 sensors that automatically turn lights on or off, depending on occupancy
  • Upgrading to high-efficiency food service equipment and vending machine controls
  • Adding low-flow faucet aerators to reduce water consumption
  • Implementing a computer energy management system that automatically powers down computer in the evening. 

The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency is given through the state’s Focus on Energy program, which offers businesses and individual financial incentives for implementing energy saving measures.