Conserving Resources

Public health and environmental health go hand in hand. Fiscally responsible environmental protection practices in patient care benefits the health of everyone connected to Mayo Clinic Health System. We are proud to be recognized for our efforts:

  • Wisconsin’s largest customer in Xcel Energy’s Windsource® program
  • Sustainable Landscape using native plants reduces maintenance and water use
  • Focus on Energy offers incentives to save energy
  • Governor's Award for Energy Efficiency
  • Practice Greenhealth Award

The Luther Building, built in 2010, was designed with energy conservation in mind. Patients and visitors will find:

  • Light sensors automatically turn off lights in unoccupied rooms.
  • Flow-rate aerators reduce water use from faucets and showers, along with reduced water dual flush valves in toilets.
  • Devices that capture excess heat from energy plant equipment divert it to heat the new addition.
  • Native plant gardens and landscaping with drought-resistant plants require minimal watering.
  • Rain gardens and a roof garden filter and cool run-off.
  • A thermal imaging company was hired to find heat loss spots in the shell of our buildings. These areas are being fixed and insulated.
  • Use of all Energy Star appliances.