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.