A student-led effort has helped make the U campus a leader in being green.
For Fred Montague, founding the U’s organic gardens was a step on a larger path.
Engineering professor Kent Udell works with the elements to seek energy innovations.
In recent years, the University of Utah has made itself a hub for energy innovation and a model for cost-saving efficiency measures. With the creation of its revolving loan fund in 2008, the U’s Energy Office can now perpetually finance long-term energy efficiency projects using the savings earned from existing energy-optimizing projects. One milestone came […]
For decades, the University of Utah irrigated its manicured Kentucky bluegrass lawns using culinary water from Salt Lake City. Excess rain and snowmelt runoff was channeled away through storm drains, sometimes adding to erosion or pollution problems downstream. But in recent years, the U’s Plant Operations realized that the campus could save money while keeping […]
The University of Utah in recent years has committed to building environmentally friendly buildings. Most of the new buildings on campus, as well as those under construction, surpass new state building requirements and do or will meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s requirements for LEED certification, the foremost rating system for green buildings. LEED, which […]
Just east of the Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, 4,000 square feet of raised-bed garden boxes cradle sprouting vegetables that bask in this sun-filled outdoor classroom. Vines of pole beans grow overhead to form playful tunnels next to towering stalks of red amaranth. Nearby, student volunteers use pitchforks to turn piles of composting leaves and cafeteria […]
Governor, Legislature Show Support for the U in 2012 Legislative session victories in 2012 include infrastructure funds and dental-school approval. Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert and the state Legislature demonstrated clear support for higher education and the University of Utah during the 2012 legislative session that ended March 8. Higher education received the first increase […]
Founders Day Scholar Aims to Help Military Bases Go Green Randy W. Cardon, a University of Utah student and gunnery sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps who has served five deployments, including two tours in Iraq, was selected to receive this year’s Founders Day Scholarship. Cardon, who grew to appreciate nature during his childhood years […]
Green Grads The University of Utah has educated dozens of “green grads” who have gone on to successful careers supporting environmental sustainability, both locally and nationally. On the University of Utah’s campus, Office of Sustainability co-founder Alexandra Parvaz BA’06 BS’06 MS’11 is now the office’s campus gardens coordinator and serves as the driving force behind […]