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Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award (In Progress)

Project History

  • 7/5/2016

    F&S submitted an application for the 2016 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award, on behalf of the Renewable Energy Program on campus and the Solar Farm.  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is proud of its sustainability initiati

  • 5/15/2015

    University Housing applied for (and later won) the 2015 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award. 

Description

Since 1987, the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) has presented Governor's awards to organizations in Illinois that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices.

Sustainable technology encompasses any technique or technology that reduces the amount of and/or toxicity of pollutants that would have otherwise been released into the environment. Sustainability includes processes such as raw material and solvent substitution, preventive maintenance programs, beneficial reuse of by-products, waste reduction and recycling, and implementation of programs that support pollution prevention (e.g. ISO 14001).

Background

Past winners of the Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award include the Student Sustainability Committee and the Retrocommissioning Team.

http://www.istc.illinois.edu/info/govs_awards.cfm

Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Stephanie Lage

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