Progress

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 […]


Deer captured on camera in the urban interface at the edge of the Wasatch Mountains

SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS INITIATIVE FUND: YEAR IN REVIEW (2017-18)

2017 International Stream Daylighting Lecture Series, $1,000 Project manager: Aaron Phillips A team of university faculty, community members, and the nonprofit Seven Canyons Trust organized two speaker events at the University of Utah. These events facilitated dialogue about the practice of Stream Daylighting, a multi-disciplinary approach to uncovering urban waters, bringing them back to the […]


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 […]


BRIGHT LIGHTS UNDER A DARK SKY

Originally Posted on February 12, 2018 in @theU By Abeni Czajkowski, communications specialist, Planning Design & Construction 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. A report can be made at any time via your phone. Simply […]


TAKING THE LEED

Origninally posted in @theU on Oct. 23, 2017. By Shawn Wood, communications specialist, University Marketing & Communications The University of Utah announces its first Athletics building to be LEED Gold certified. The Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Facility, home to both men’s and women’s basketball, is officially a leader in sustainable design and energy […]


CLEAN ENERGY FOR ALL

Originally posted in @theU on Oct. 10, 2017 By Liz Ivkovich, University of Utah Sustainability Office Medical equipment that helps treat and cure hospital patients, big data computer servers critical to research, hundreds of classrooms lit and climate-controlled – carrying out the mission of University of Utah requires a lot of electricity. Soon, 50 percent of […]


Spurring the Market for Good

By Liz Ivkovich, Sustainability Office. Originally posted on July 17, 2017. If you ask around about sustainability at the University of Utah, it won’t be long before you run into Kevin Emerson. Emerson graduated from the Environmental and Sustainability Studies program in 2002 and is currently the energy efficiency director for Utah Clean Energy, a […]