Friday, April 13, 2012

University Of Illinois Aggressive About Sustainability

Beginning with the $62 million, 160,000 square foot Business Instructional Building in Urbana, the University of Illinois has been a leader in pursuing high environmental standards for new construction on its campus. The BIB earned a platinum LEED rating by using displacement ventilation, triple glazed windows, and a 4,000 square foot solar power array on the roof. Now, the under construction College of Electrical and Computer Engineering building, a $95 million, 230,000 square foot project, is seeking not only platinum LEED certification, but also zero energy design.

The University pursues aggressive conservation goals for its overall campus, requiring that all new construction and major physical plant renovations obtain LEED gold certification at a minimum, and seeking a reduction of total campus energy consumption by 40% by 2025, and complete campus carbon neutrality by 2050.

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