Did you know… the University of Iowa is pretty Green.

From the Under the Dome UI Student Blog, here are some ways the UI is striving to maintain an energy and cost-efficient campus that is helpful to the environment. The University of Iowa is one of the EPA’s Green Power Partners! We burn oat hulls from the Quaker Oats factory in Cedar Rapids. We reduce our coal consumption by 20%!

  • From 2004-2010, the University joined the Chicago Climate Exchange. The UI made a commitment to reduce GHG emissions for a better planet.
  • In 2009, the University opened a student garden.
  • The Building Commissioning Program at the UI strives to make sure buildings on campus operate at optimally designed conditions for less energy waste.
  • The Landscape Services at the UI manages the planting of over 300 trees/year. We are the first University in Iowa to receive the Tree Campus USA designation.
  • Many groups on campus support recycling and energy renewal such as the UI ECO Hawks(don’t hesitate to join and do your part!).
  • Facilities Management on campus uses green-certified, recyclable janitorial materials and supplies whenever possible for a better living environment.
  • The University of Iowa maintains the standard for LEED Silver certification for new buildings and renovations.

 

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11 Responses to Did you know… the University of Iowa is pretty Green.

  1. Tony Rehor says:

    I hope that we start seeing more of this. If we don’t start taking this serious it may be our downfall.

  2. 300 trees a year is a great effort. :-)

  3. ceo247 says:

    The University of Iowa is one of the EPA’s Green, oh that is very nice it’s known

  4. vnlove says:

    I like it’s. That’s a very nice article I just wish we had something like this in NY Columbus

  5. 20% coal usage reduction? Thats not bad. Keep it up!

  6. Nisha says:

    Sure looks good. I think maybe other campuses can follow the initiative…Good way to engage students into greener future..

  7. It’s good that a university is going green. As a center of education “the green attitude” will spread through the students. The students are young and they represent the future. A green future.

  8. That’s a very nice article I just wish we had something like this in NY Columbus Uni;)

  9. Burning Oat hulls? That’s an interesting source of fuel that I haven’t heard of yet. I guess the alternatives can be found everywhere, if only there’s a will to look for them. Great article by the way.

  10. tin tuc 24h says:

    I think maybe other campuses can follow the initiative

  11. android says:

    It’s good that a university is going green. As a center of education “the green attitude” will spread through the students. The students are young and they represent the future. A green future.

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