Progress report of UI’s 2020 vision


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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.

How UI conserves energy


University of Iowa's Old Capitol building. Photo by Sean_Marshall, Flickr.
University of Iowa’s Old Capitol building. Photo by Sean_Marshall, Flickr.

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.