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Campus Instructional Facility

1405 Springfield Ave
61801 Urbana , IL
United States

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Projects at this location

Project Description
Campus Instructional Facility: LEED Platinum

The Campus Instructional Facility (CIF) was awarded LEED Platinum status on June 30th, 2023. The structure was highly scored in the Energy and Atmosphere category, scoring 30 out of a possible 33 points. In addition, the building received 6 out of 6 possible points in the Innovation Category. The CIF building is a great step forward to achieving carbon neutrality on campus by 2050. 

Outdoor Recycling Bin Update

This project will improve the waste process around the outdoor campus areas and increase recycling participation. It will do this by increasing recycling bin visibility with improved bins and signage, co-locating waste and recycling bins, and improving the overall layout of waste and recycling bins on campus. There are currently 372 concrete trash bins on campus and an additional 60 made of other materials. Facilities & Services initially proposed to remove all 432 of the bins and to replace them with a total of 133 dual bins.

Indoor Bin Update

This project will improve the recycling process in buildings around campus by encouraging sustainable actions and improving the layout of waste and recycling bins within these buildings. Facilities & Services collaborated with ISTC to make an “Indoor Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Assessment”. This assessment determined that the type and layout of collection containers in buildings across campus should be standardized. An update would enable them to be co-located and allow for greater infrastructure consistency.

Geothermal at the Campus Instructional Facility (CIF)


CEE Project Based Learning (PBL)

The primary objective of this project-based learning course is to develop critical thinking and engineering problem solving skills by exploring and proposing sustainable solutions to current civil and environmental engineering problems facing the University of Illinois campus community. This class will help students begin to identify themselves as civil and environmental engineers and prepare them for opportunities for summer internships during their undergraduate studies.