In January 2019, the Natural History Building achieved Gold LEED Certification status.
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In October 2018, the Surveying Building achieved Gold LEED Certification status.
In January 2019, the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education achieved Gold LEED Certification status.
The State Farm Center was awarded the LEED Gold Certification on July 16, 2018, having achieved 70 of the 110 possible points on the LEED Scorecard. Quercus, as the sub-contractor to AECOM, worked closely with Turner/Clayco was the LEED AP on the project.
The UIUC Pilot Bike Share program is a proposal for a two year pilot bike share program. This pilot program will be a 50 bike fleet. It will be using a new approach to bike sharing through smart locks. Smart locks contain all the technology for the bike-sharing program linked to a smart phone. The smart locks will allow for versatility in the type of bikes to use within the system and where the bikes could be located. iSEE is exploring a collaboration with BitLock for the smart locks and Neutral Cycle for the bikes.
There are beautiful native plants at the Chi Omega plaza between the English Building and Lincoln Hall, near Wright Street.
The Illini Union currently has two rooms that are using outdated lighting fixtures. Rooms 104 and 222 of the Illini Union are utilized extensively throughout the day. Both rooms maintain a high level of foot traffic and visibility within the building. An assessment team concluded that transitioning the old lighting fixtures to LED would have an overwhelmingly positive impact on energy consumption and unnecessary waste. The overarching goal of this project is to promote and exude sustainability from within the Illini Union.
The Fruit Farm Admin building uses geothermal energy.
“University Housing is pleased and proud to have been awarded LEED Gold certification for Wassaja Hall,” said University Housing Director Alma R. Sealine. “This is just one more example of our commitment to sustainability and resident-centered design, and this recognition is an honor.”
To achieve its Gold-level certification, Wassaja Hall was judged on several factors, including water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation.
Among the Wassaja Hall LEED highlights:
Facilities & Services (F&S) was Building a Lasting University Environment (BLUE) by pursuing departmental goals and projects that implement sustainable practices on campus and in the community. This book contained highlights of recent efforts.