Check out this great video on the University of Iowa’s use of biomass.
The Little Village has published a “progress report” of the University of Iowa’s 2020 vision.
The 2020 vision refers to a set of sustainability goals adopted by the university in 2010 that they hope to complete by the end of 2020.
The progress report covers the vision’s seven general goals: achieve net-negative energy growth; green the energy portfolio; decrease the production of waste; reduce the carbon impact of transportation; increase student opportunities to learn and practice principles of sustainability; support and grow interdisciplinary research in sustainability-focused areas; and develop partnerships to advance collaborative initiative, both academic and professional.
Read the progress report here.
Two years ago, the University of Iowa opened their new Energy Control Center. This state-of-the-art facility allows engineers to monitor UI’s energy output and quickly address any unusual activity.
The Energy Control Center saves the university more than $500,000 each year.
Read more about the Energy Control Center and other energy efficiency measures at the University of Iowa here.
View real-time energy consumption around campus here.
Office of Sustainability Director Liz Christiansen discusses the 2020 Vision and the University of Iowa’s sustainability goals.