Regent Policy Documents

SECTION 19: FACILITIES

19-1 PRORATING COSTS FOR HEATING/CHILLING PLANTS

(Formerly 79-2)

  1. Campus Heating/Chilling Plants, Distribution Systems, and Extensions:
    1. Project costs for the initial construction, subsequent additions, modifications, repair and maintenance of campus central heating/chilling plants shall be requested to be funded from General Purpose Revenue supported funds.
    2. Project costs for the initial construction, subsequent additions, modification, repair and maintenance of campus heating/chilling distribution system service lines, including related tunnels, access pits, and/or conduits, shall be requested to be funded from General Purpose Revenue supported funds.
    3. Project costs for the initial construction of heating/chilling distribution system service line extensions, from the campus heating/chilling distribution system service lines to a building, shall be requested to be funded from the same source of funds used in the project cost for the construction of the building served.
  2. Satellite Heating/Chilling Plants:
    1. Project costs for the initial construction, subsequent additions, modification, repair and maintenance of satellite heating/chilling plants shall be requested to be funded from the same source of funds used in the project cost for the construction of the building(s) served.
    2. Project costs for the initial construction; subsequent additions; modification; repair and maintenance of campus heating/chilling; distribution system service lines and extensions; including related tunnels, access pits, and/or conduits shall be requested to be funded from the same source of funds used in the project cost for the construction of the building( s) served.
  3. Prorating Heating and Air Conditioning Operating Costs for Program Revenue Funded Facilities Served by Campus Heating/Chilling Plants:
    1. The University of Wisconsin System is required to allocate operating costs of campus central heating/chilling plants in accordance with the provisions of Wis. Stats. §§ 20.285 and 20.285(1)(c), which state:

      There is appropriated to the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System for the following program:

      Energy Costs. The amounts in the schedule to pay for utilities and for fuel, heat, and air conditioning, and to pay costs incurred under Wis. Stats. §§ 16.858 and 16.895, including all operating costs recommended by the department of administration that result from the installation of pollution abatement equipment in state-owned or operated heating, cooling, or power plants by or on behalf of the board of regents and including the cost of purchasing electricity, steam, and chilled water generated by the cogeneration facility constructed pursuant to an agreement under 2001 Wisconsin Act 109, section 9156 (2z)(g).
    2. Allocation of operating costs from satellite heating/chilling plants in Program Revenue funded facilities for services provided to General Purpose Revenue funded facilities shall be reimbursed in the same manner as auxiliary enterprises, per Wis. Stats. § 20.285(1)(c).

The full document may be obtained from the University of Wisconsin System Office of Physical Planning and Development. The document includes the above policy, the State Building Commission action requesting Regent policy, and a review of and rationale for past and current Regent policies on this subject.

History: Res. 1985 adopted 9/7/79.


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