|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2011|
University of Illinois at Chicago
PAE-3: Physical Campus Plan
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution's physical campus plan include sustainability at a high level?:
A brief description of how the physical campus plan or amendment includes sustainability:
UIC's Campus Master Plan is just one instrument of the university's overall commitment to increasing sustainability and achieving climate neutrality. It offers the opportunity to take a comprehensive, holistic look at environmental issues and to formulate a strategy for further action. UIC has already started to take action with the UIC Climate Action Plan.
Areas of mitigation strategies outlined by the Climate Action Plan with Master Plan opportunities are:
• Energy Efficiency & Conservation - Improve energy efficiency of existing and future buildings—envelope, systems, monitoring and controls
• Clean & Renewable Energy Sources – incorporate the use of renewable energy sources including solar, wind, geothermal and biomass technologies
• Improved Transportation Options - Minimize the amount of student, faculty, and staff driving to campus through the use of parking management, incentives, an expanded public transportation network, car sharing programs, improved bicycle facilities and better pedestrian networks
• Improved Ground (or Open Space) Operations - Discourage sprawl thereby mini- mizing the loss of open space and the amount of fuel wasted in moving people and goods and make changes to the campus’ landscape design so as to enhance plant and animal habitat, emphasize local species, minimize the amount of fuel used in maintenance, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides, and address water quality and stormwater runoff issues
This list of improvements to open spaces, buildings and sustainability will be examined in greater detail and tailored with the development of the Preferred Plan in Phase 3, to be released later this year.
The year the physical campus plan was developed or adopted:
The website URL where the physical campus plan is available:
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