As the MVCC Sustainability Initiative gets moving forward it is useful to keep an eye on the progress of other Higher Education institutions. Thus, this article, ‘Green’ residence hall to be first for University of Illinois, in the Chicago Tribune caught my eye. While we do not have residence halls, Moraine Valley is working to create green buildings. Here’s a piece of the article:
A $23 million residence hall under construction in Champaign will be the first at the University of Illinois to be certifiably green.
The eco-friendly features of the 262-bed Presby Hall include a geothermal system to heat rooms and water, water-saving plumbing, as well as environmentally friendly lighting and paint.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the building, expected to be the first U of I residence hall to receive certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, is planned for this summer.
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