Capital Planning & Budget

Facilities

79-2 Prorating Costs for Heating/Chilling Plants

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

  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 GPR 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 GPR 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 UW System is required to allocate operating costs of campus central heating/chilling plants in accordance with the provisions of s. 20.285(1) (c), Wis. Stats., which states as follows:
      "Utilities and heating. A sum sufficient to pay for the use of electricity, water and sewer and to cover the cost of coal or other fuels used for heating or cooling, including freight charges and local hauling charges, where applicable. Coal or fuel oil purchases under this paragraph shall be purchased pursuant to s. 16.71. Payment for coals purchased hereunder shall be made as provided in s. 16.91. This program expenditure shall be reimbursed from par. (h) for the cost of all charges, including transportation, properly allocable to auxiliary enterprises."
    2. Allocation of operating costs from satellite heating/chilling plants in Program Revenue funded facilities for services provided to GPR-funded facilities shall be reimbursed in the same manner as auxiliary enterprises, per s. 20.285(1) (c).

The full document may be obtained from the UW 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.