Progress

LIGHTING UP CAMPUS

Originally posted on @theU on December 10, 2018   While participation in this annual event helps create a list of the current fixes, you don’t need to wait for the yearly walk to report an area you think needs to be addressed. To report a lighting issue, click here or call 801-581-7221. A report can be made […]


U PEDALS TO GOLD

The university created this GIS tool to track improvements to our bicycle infrastructure. Follow @commUTEr_servs and @GingerCannonU on Twitter for updates on campus mobility. What’s the best bike route to campus? Where can I park my bike on campus? Who can repair my bike on campus? Orginally posted on @theU on November 19, 2018. By […]


5 GREEN FEATURES

Originally posted on @theU on September 10, 2018 By Brooke Adams, communications specialist, University of Utah Communications The newly opened Gardner Commons building, which replaced Orson Spencer Hall, was designed with sustainability at its core. Here are five of its green features: Looking out towards a carbon-neutral future Gardner Commons is designed to be 100 […]


WATERSHED PROTECTION

Originally posted in @theU on August 27th, 2018 By Cecily Sakrison, U Water Center Some come to the Natural History Museum of Utah for the world-class dinosaur exhibit, others are drawn to the vast collection of gems and minerals. But if you’re interested in sustainable engineering and infrastructure, you’ve arrived at your destination the moment you park […]


Lassonde Studios Awarded LEED Gold Building Certification

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah announced today that Lassonde Studios – a new five-story, student innovation space – has been awarded LEED Gold certification. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities […]


KEITH DIAZ MOORE TO SERVE AS INTERIM CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER

Keith Diaz Moore, Dean of the College of Architecture + Planning, has agreed to serve as the U’s interim chief sustainability officer, in addition to his current duties. Diaz is an outstanding choice to lead the university’s sustainability efforts, bringing insights and expertise from many domains, as well as a deep commitment to the interplay […]


MARRIOTT LIBRARY’S NEW DANCE

Originally posted in@theU on June 4 By Liz Ivkovich, Sustainability Office The Marriott Library operates like a complicated piece of choreography. The heating, ventilation and air conditioning goes on and off, and it lets air into and out of the building in an overlapping sequence of operations. This dance is directed by the building automation […]


REVOLVING LOAN PAYS LEED GOLD DIVIDENDS

Originally posted in @theU on May 14, 2018 By: Liz Ivkovich, Global Change & Sustainability Center The building that is home to the College’s Department of Mechanical Engineering has achieved a LEED Gold certification after the building’s latest upgrade – the installation of a solar panel array on the roof. These upgrades were made possible through […]


Zimride to be discontinued

The University of Utah is not renewing its contract with Zimride. The service will shut down on July 31, 2018. Users will not be able to access their accounts after this date. The university encourages all Zimride members to explore alternative carpool options, including UTA carpool and vanpool. Visit Commuter Services’ website for more information […]


Leadership Transition

Chief Sustainability Officer Amy Wildermuth has accepted a position as dean at University of Pittsburgh School of Law, beginning in Fall 2018.  “I have been incredibly fortunate to work with an outstanding team of people in the Sustainability Office and terrific partners across the university,” said Wildermuth. “We have achieved amazing things, such as the […]