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Weatherization of Small Campus Buildings

The Student Sustainability Committee has organized and funded a pilot project in which students conduct energy assessments of campus buildings for the purposes of weatherization. Teams from student organizations conduct the assessments, and receive payment for their work. This semester, five organizations are participating. F&S has contributed support and funds to the actual weatherization of the building. Small campus buildings, including the cultural houses, selected on the basis of energy usage, are assessed.

Teaching Sustainability Workshop aka Prairie Project

 The course inventory exercise enabled us to identify gaps in sustainability course offerings.  Primary gaps in course offerings are in the humanities and social sciences. To aide in filling those gaps, the Office of Sustainability, now the Center for a Sustainable Environment, offers a teaching sustainability workshop each spring.  The workshop provides an opportunity for teachers (faculty and TAs) to learn methods for integrating sustainability into their courses.  A small stipend is available to those who complete the assignments.

FY09 SSC Bike Parking Upgrades

The goal of this project is to provide standard bicycle parking at three locations on campus: Freer Hall, the Undergraduate Library, and the Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building.  This will encourage bicycle riding and support the Campus Area Transportation Study (CATS) mission “to better accommodate pedestrian, bicycle, transit, and vehicle movements in a more user-friendly environment.”  This is also one of the amenities recommended by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Multi-Modal Transportation Study recommendation to “provide other amenities to accommodate existing bi

Illinois: A Climate Action Plan (2010 iCAP)

"Two years ago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign enthusiastically signed on to the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. We agreed to create institutional structures to guide the development and implementation of strategies that fulfill the commitment. Our Office of Sustainability and Sustainability Council led the effort and completed their task thoroughly and expeditiously. For example, our greenhouse gas inventory was completed in just twelve months.

Illinois Conference Center Expansion: LEED Silver

The I-Hotel Conference Center Expansion was certified LEED Silver on April 10, 2021. The project was awarded 53 out of a total of 110 points on the LEED v4 scorecard in the BD+C: New Construction category. The new conference center features significant indoor and outdoor water usage reduction, optimized energy performance, and renewable energy production with rooftop solar panels.

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