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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 […]

Sweating the Small Stuff

By Karren Fultz, administrative officer, Sustainability Office. Originally posted on May 29, 2018. With over 27,000 employees at the university, small changes to our daily office habits can add up to a large collective impact. These can be seen in continual cost-savings and environmental benefits. The Sustainability Office offers ongoing support and customized training to […]


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 […]


Originally posted in @theU on April 23, 2018. By: Liz Ivkovich, Global Change & Sustainability Center.  Last week, 30 officials from city, county, and state agencies boarded a university shuttle on a tour of campus stormwater infrastructure. For participants, these projects offer a vision for what is possible when it comes to protecting the Jordan […]


Originally posted in @theU on April 23, 2018.  By Jana Cunningham, University of Utah Communications The University of Utah multidisciplinary design students teamed up with the Consortium for Dark Sky Studies to create an exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Utah that showcases Utah’s unique exposure to the night sky. The exhibit illustrates issues […]

The Science of Science Communication

By: Bianca Greeff, Graduate Assistant, Sustainability Office. Communication is a vital part of science. Articulating one’s research to broad audiences can have a significant impact on how that research is discovered and shared. While scientists and communicators have often relied on intuitive rules to guide communication, science communication (as a field in itself), is supported […]


Originally posted April 2, 2018 in @theU. By Bianca Greeff, graduate assistant, Sustainability Office. Sustainability is much more than just environment. In 2011, the University of Utah began incorporating sustainability more broadly into its curriculum. Today, faculty across campus are enhancing education by implementing the big ideas of sustainability—equity, economy, and environment into their courses […]


Originally posted in @theU on March 26, 2017 by Liz Ivkovich, communications and relationship manager, University of Utah Sustainability Office. Want to ride to campus like it’s downhill both ways?  Check out U Bike Electric, an electric bicycle (e-bike) purchase program intended to help more people improve air quality by cutting personal transportation emissions. The […]

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 […]