UI’s new residency will have an environmental focus


Occupancy sensor. Photo by dianaHT, Flickr.

The University of Iowa’s first new residence hall in over four decades will include a number of environmental amenities.

The residence hall’s outlets will shut off power when not in use and occupancy sensors will adjust lighting and temperature in unoccupied rooms.

This new building should open in the fall of 2015, and it’s expected to house 501 students.

Read more from KCRG here.

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About Michael Gallagher

I am originally from outside of Chicago, but I have spent the last five years in Iowa pursuing my education. From 2006-2010 I attended Grinnell College, where I received a B.A. in English. Currently, I am a graduate student in the University of Iowa's journalism department. In addition to my work for CGRER, I write for the non-profit investigative reporting organization Iowa Watch. Previously, I worked as a freelance writer, primarily contributing to Hoopla (The Gazette's arts and culture publication), and I assistant coached the Grinnell College cross country and track teams for a year. My interests include writing, running, watching the Chicago Bulls, and . . . environmental news!
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