CU-Boulder students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to use One Million Acts of Green -- an online sustainability tool and social network that allows participants to build and track sustainability plans, measure the individual and collective impacts of their actions, and share their progress among Facebook friends and Twitter followers.
A new array of solar panels installed at CU-Boulder has doubled solar power production on campus to about 1,000 kilowatt-hours of energy, enough to power about 200 average-sized houses. The installation will help CU-Boulder power the campus, reduce energy costs and work toward carbon neutrality, as well as meet Colorado Amendment 37 requirements. Colorado Amendment 37 was passed by voters in 2004 to mandate 20 percent use of renewable energy statewide by 2020.
LEED certification is a U.S. benchmark for sustainable building design, construction, operation and maintenance.
The 50,000-square-foot building, located in the Grandview neighborhood just northwest of main campus, opened its doors in August 2010. It is at least 30 percent more energy and water efficient than other recently built, code-compliant buildings.
When students begin unpacking their bags in Williams Village North later this month, they’ll be settling in to what could be the “greenest” place they’ve ever called home. The residence hall recently earned the distinction of “Best Green Multi-Residential Building” at the first annual Boulder Valley Green Building Awards.
The University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Community has received a LEED platinum rating -- the highest possible designation -- from the United States Green Building Council.
LEED certification is a U.S. benchmark for sustainable building design and construction. The $84.4 million Center for Community, with 317,000 gross square feet, is about 30 percent more energy and water efficient than modern code-compliant buildings of the same size and function.
Anchored by a 900-seat street-market style dining hall offering freshly prepared food in nine specialty dining stations, the new Center for Community at CU-Boulder opened for students in August 2010.
The central dining hall is the hub of the 183,000-square-foot student center, which brings together 12 student support offices that had been scattered in buildings and dorms throughout the campus. The offices include Career Services, the Center for Multicultural Affairs, Counseling and Psychological Services, the Office of International Education, and the Office of Victim Assistance.