Building operations account for 28% of global CO2 emissions. Heading link
At UIC, energy professionals work to make sure our campus buildings use just as much energy as we need, and no more. Our diverse portfolio of campus buildings—from the new, LEED-Gold certified Academic Residential Complex to Walter Netsch’s 60-year-old Behavioral Sciences Building—requires multiple different strategies to ensure our campus is as energy efficient as possible.
Producing renewable energy with on-site solar panels and geothermal wells, tracking energy consumption every 15 minutes with SMART meters, and retrofitting even the most complex university buildings are a handful of ways that UIC reduces its energy waste one step at a time.