Since 2005, UW-La Crosse has reduced heating and electricity emissions by about 30% — despite growing in building space by about 40%.

The additions included Centennial Hall, Eagle Hall, the Student Union and Prairie Springs Science Center. Centennial, Eagle and the Union are Gold LEED buildings, an indicator of environmental responsibility and efficiency.

Those numbers are important to the university’s new sustainability coordinator, Andrew Ericson, who began the new position on campus in July.

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