IIT Campus Sustainability

IIT Campus Sustainability We want to form a more sustainable IIT. You can help us make it happen! IIT's Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability (OCES) promotes and enables programs and progress toward becoming one of the most sustainable urban university campuses in the US.
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We coordinate monthly forums that discuss current issues related to sustainability and programs like the Green Team and Green Office. We also work to find energy efficient alternatives to physical infrastructure and have facilitated the introduction of items like electric Facilities vehicles (which are powered by solar panels housed on campus) and the campus composter.

Operating as usual

The Office is hiring once again! Are you passionate about sustainability? Are you self Driven? Do you want invaluable ex...
08/21/2019

The Office is hiring once again! Are you passionate about sustainability? Are you self Driven? Do you want invaluable experience in the most up and coming field? Have you heard how awesome it is to work here from your friends?
If so, send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. (also posted on Handshake)

Want to give Divvy a try before committing to a full year? Here is a free first ride! And the you can always use the IIT...
05/23/2018
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Want to give Divvy a try before committing to a full year? Here is a free first ride! And the you can always use the IIT Divvy discount to score a full year for $75. This is open to all students, staff and faculty of IIT, Vandercook and IITRI.

Here are some amazing images of the Ash Trees that had to be removed from the site of the new Kaplan Building being mill...
03/28/2018

Here are some amazing images of the Ash Trees that had to be removed from the site of the new Kaplan Building being milled into table tops that will be used inside the building itself!

03/13/2018
IIT Facilities

A great Opportunity to work in Facilities!

HEY STUDENTS! Want a part-time job working in the Facilities Storeroom on parts delivery and equipment inspection? Apply now! If you applied in the past for this position, and Handshake won't accept a new application, please email [email protected]. Walk-In applicants will NOT be considered. https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/892142

11/20/2017
The Green Initiative Fund - IIT - TGIF

The Green Initiative Fund - IIT - TGIF

Once introduced, The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) would help fund student driven sustainability projects with the goal of creating a more sustainable, zero waste and energy efficient (AKA Green) campus. Over 150 Universities nationwide have a similar program to promote campus improvement. TGIF would be funded by a small semesterly donation from students and could fund a variety of projects from installing solar arrays and occupancy sensors to building greenhouses or educational tiny homes on campus. By signing the petition below you can help make this goal a reality by as soon as next school year!

tinyurl.com/ocesforum1117
11/06/2017

tinyurl.com/ocesforum1117

Our November Forum is almost here! Please RSVP with the link below and come eat and learn!tinyurl.com/ocesforum1117
11/06/2017
November Sustainability Forum: How Trust Can Impact Conservation Outcomes and Sustainability

Our November Forum is almost here! Please RSVP with the link below and come eat and learn!
tinyurl.com/ocesforum1117

Illinois Tech's Office of Campus Energy & Sustainability invites you to our monthly Sustainability Forum. Learn about how technology can lead us to a more sustainable future by building smarter cities. Event Details: Date: Friday, October 14th Time: 12:30pm to 2pm Location: MTCC Ballroom Lunch is in...

The Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability (OCES) is conducting a short survey to gather information on typical tran...
10/04/2017
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The Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability (OCES) is conducting a short survey to gather information on typical transportation habits. It is open to all Illinois Tech students, faculty and staff across all campuses. Three respondents will be selected to receive a $45 gift on Amazon.com. The survey will be live until the end of the day on Tuesday, October 17th and can be found here http://tinyurl.com/iittransport17

This Friday Oct. 6th we'll be having another Sustainability Forum!Dr. Bret Shaw will be coming to talk about how sustain...
10/03/2017
October Sustainability Forum: Communicating to Inspire Behavior Change and Sustainability

This Friday Oct. 6th we'll be having another Sustainability Forum!

Dr. Bret Shaw will be coming to talk about how sustainability can be inspired through communication. Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP: www.tinyurl.com/ocesforum1007

If you are unable to attend, the forum will be streamed live (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEXJJ1Qovgs)
and uploaded to our YouTube Channel
(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCarxGJKepfqnzNFHM8UiRgw)

Illinois Tech's Office of Campus Energy & Sustainability invites you to our monthly Sustainability Forum. Learn about how technology can lead us to a more sustainable future by building smarter cities. Event Details: Date: Friday, October 14th Time: 12:30pm to 2pm Location: MTCC Ballroom Lunch is in...

09/28/2017
LEED Green Associate Training Chicago - Live | LeadingGREEN

Interested in becoming LEED certified? We are having a LEED GA class right here in our very own Rettaliata Engineering Center (soon to be LEED itself)! Lorne does an excellent job and we are happy to have him back again this year.
Sign Up Here:
http://leadinggreen.com/iit

LeadingGREEN offers the most affordable live LEED Green Associate Training in the world, while still maintaining a 100% pass rate for over 5000 participants.

The Office is hiring once again! Are you passionate about sustainability? Are you self Driven? Do you want invaluable ex...
09/11/2017

The Office is hiring once again! Are you passionate about sustainability? Are you self Driven? Do you want invaluable experience in the most up and coming field? Have you heard how awesome it is to work here from your friends?
If so, send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. (also posted on Handshake)

Today is the day for our first Sustainability Forum! Kathy K***z from Cool Choices will be coming to talk about how sust...
09/08/2017
September Sustainability Forum: Cool Choices

Today is the day for our first Sustainability Forum!

Kathy K***z from Cool Choices will be coming to talk about how sustainability can be improved via a game based approach. Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP: www.tinyurl.com/ocesforum917

If you are unable to attend, the forum will be streamed live (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QncdLPYLPkA)
and uploaded to our YouTube Channel
(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCarxGJKepfqnzNFHM8UiRgw)

Illinois Tech's Office of Campus Energy & Sustainability invites you to our monthly Sustainability Forum. Learn about how technology can lead us to a more sustainable future by building smarter cities. Event Details: Date: Friday, October 14th Time: 12:30pm to 2pm Location: MTCC Ballroom Lunch is in...

We are proud to announce that Illinois Tech has chosen to be one of many universities to stand behind the Paris Climate ...
06/20/2017
We Are Still In

We are proud to announce that Illinois Tech has chosen to be one of many universities to stand behind the Paris Climate Agreement. By signing on Illinois Tech declared its commitment to sustainability and fighting climate change! #WeAreStillIn

Open letter to the international community and parties to the Paris Agreement from U.S. state, local, and business leaders.

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04/27/2017

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The Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability (OCES) is proud to announce that Wishnick Hall is the first Illinois Tech...
04/12/2017

The Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability (OCES) is proud to announce that Wishnick Hall is the first Illinois Tech building to become LEED Gold certified!

LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a universally recognized standard for measuring building sustainability, developed and operated by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The LEED project team worked diligently to demonstrate Illinois Tech’s continuous commitment to sustainability by maintaining and/or implementing a variety of environmentally friendly policies and operating practices in Wishnick Hall, including but not limited to:

• Operating the building in a way that is more energy efficient than 89% of buildings of similar type across the nation.
• Validating that over 75% of regular building occupants use alternative transportation to commute to campus (including students, faculty and staff).
• Implementing a 25’ no-smoking perimeter for all campus buildings.
• Utilizing landscape and roofing designs that minimize energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and other impacts of the heat island effect.
• Making sustainable purchases of light bulbs, furniture and electric-powered equipment.
• Auditing the waste stream and reusing durable goods within the building to minimize landfill waste.
• Implementing green cleaning practices for custodial services and indoor pest management services.
• Installing new air filters that improve air quality and reduce operating costs.
• Auditing water consumption and installing efficient plumbing fixtures and fittings.

This project was managed by Suzane Carneiro, a student Project Coordinator in OCES, working under the direction of the Director of Sustainability. The success of the project was a direct result of the support and diligence of many Illinois Tech staff and faculty, including, but not limited to, the following:

• Brian Bozell - Resource Efficiency Manager, Campus Utilities & Energy
• Suzane Carneiro - Project Coordinator, OCES
• Darlene Coleman, Contract Manager, Facilities
• Matt Cusack - Area Manager, Facilities
• Anthony D'Amato - Vice President and General Counsel
• Cathy D'Amico - Department Administrator, Biomedical Engineering
• Frank FioRito - Director, Purchasing
• Kevin Gallagher, Director of Facilities Maintenance Management
• Dion Manly - Director of Sustainability and Financial & Business Analyst
• Stephen Pepper - Assistant Director of Sustainability, OCES
• John Wachowski - Field Operations & Warehouse Supervisor
• Bruce Watts - Vice President, Facilities & Public Safety
• Renee Weaver - Administrative Associate, Biomedical Engineering

OCES would like to thank all participants in the project, including the individuals listed above and all Wishnick Hall building occupants. OCES recently began working towards LEED certification for John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center, and expects to complete certification efforts on that building by the end of 2017. Robert A. Pritzker Science Center is next on the list, with an estimated certification timeframe of Fall 2018.

If you have any questions about LEED or USGBC, please visit their website (www.usgbc.org) or contact the Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability ([email protected]).

Seeing the Connections:Amplifying Our Sustainable ImpactPlease join us for our third Sustainability Forum of 2017.The wa...
03/21/2017

Seeing the Connections:
Amplifying Our Sustainable Impact
Please join us for our third Sustainability Forum of 2017.

The way we view the world partially determines our available opportunities to change it. By expanding our perspective on sustainability problems, seemingly hidden opportunities to connect diverse disciplines and strategies are illuminated, allowing us to amplify our impact to create more vibrant, healthy and high-performance places. In his talk, Mike Stopka will discuss why this matters, present successful case studies, frameworks and methods for applying to your own work. Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP: www.tinyurl.com/ocesforum317

If you are unable to attend, the forum will be streamed live (https://youtu.be/Ns2pXWQj1LE)
and uploaded to our YouTube Channel
(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCarxGJKepfqnzNFHM8UiRgw)

Sustainability with MWRDPlease join us for the second Sustainability Forum of 2017.A presenter from the Metropolitan Wat...
02/01/2017

Sustainability with MWRD
Please join us for the second Sustainability Forum of 2017.

A presenter from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District will be coming to speak about their ongoing efforts toward sustainability, clean water, and a better environment for Chicago. Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP: www.tinyurl.com/ocesforum217

If you are unable to attend, the forum will be streamed live (https://youtu.be/pYiXGdFCIAM)
and uploaded to our YouTube Channel
(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCarxGJKepfqnzNFHM8UiRgw)

Please join us for the first Sustainability Forum of 2017.Dr. Bernard Loyd, founder and president of Urban Juncture Inc,...
01/05/2017

Please join us for the first Sustainability Forum of 2017.

Dr. Bernard Loyd, founder and president of Urban Juncture Inc, will be talking about his work with the Urban Juncture Foundation and their flagship space located on East 51st Street. Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP: www.tinyurl.com/ocesforum117

If you are unable to attend, the forum will be streamed live (https://youtu.be/yPn4diE0jWM)
and uploaded to our YouTube Channel
(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCarxGJKepfqnzNFHM8UiRgw)

A different kind of tree at the Sustainability Office!
12/02/2016

A different kind of tree at the Sustainability Office!

Our friends over at the Urban Juncture Foundation in conjunction with Bronzeville Cookin' have asked that we share a sur...
11/30/2016

Our friends over at the Urban Juncture Foundation in conjunction with Bronzeville Cookin' have asked that we share a survey with you so that they can gain a better understanding of people's dining habits and travel preferences to restaurants.

The survey can be found here (https://qtrial2015q4az1.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_d0xfE8QRWDcc7Rj)

Dont forget about our forum today!RSVP: tinyurl.com/ocesforum16
11/11/2016
Novmeber Sustainability Forum: The growth of Getaround and peer-to-peer carsharing

Dont forget about our forum today!

RSVP: tinyurl.com/ocesforum16

Illinois Tech's Office of Campus Energy & Sustainability invites you to our monthly Sustainability Forum. Learn about how Peer-to-peer car sharing and the environmental and economic impacts it can have. Event Details: Date: Friday, November 11th Time: 12:30pm to 2pm Location: Herman Hall Ballroom Lu...

Please join us this Friday to learn about the social and economic impacts of peer-to-peer carsharing. And about the proj...
11/07/2016
Novmeber Sustainability Forum: The growth of Getaround and peer-to-peer carsharing

Please join us this Friday to learn about the social and economic impacts of peer-to-peer carsharing. And about the projects between Getaround and the shared use mobility center.

RSVP: tinyurl.com/ocesforum16

Illinois Tech's Office of Campus Energy & Sustainability invites you to our monthly Sustainability Forum. Learn about how Peer-to-peer car sharing and the environmental and economic impacts it can have. Event Details: Date: Friday, November 11th Time: 12:30pm to 2pm Location: Herman Hall Ballroom Lu...

An assume reuse of something that could've just been garbage!
10/28/2016

An assume reuse of something that could've just been garbage!

From “Card-bored” to Card-beautiful”. Facilities has been replacing classroom chairs on campus and we were able to repurpose the cardboard boxes that the chairs came in by donating them to Architecture professor Nagle’s students for projects this fall. Her students created intricate 3D cardboard models translated from 2D drawings. Check out the detail!

Who's excited for another Sustainability forum? I know we are! This month we will have IIT's own Dr. Rajaram speaking ab...
10/13/2016
October Sustainability Forum: Integration of Nature and Technologies for Sustainable Cities

Who's excited for another Sustainability forum? I know we are! This month we will have IIT's own Dr. Rajaram speaking about Smart Cities. RSVP here (tinyurl.com/forum1016)

Illinois Tech's Office of Campus Energy & Sustainability invites you to our monthly Sustainability Forum. Learn about how technology can lead us to a more sustainable future by building smarter cities. Event Details: Date: Friday, October 14th Time: 12:30pm to 2pm Location: MTCC Ballroom Lunch is in...

The Office is hiring once again! Are you passionate about sustainability? Are you self Driven? Do you want invaluable ex...
09/28/2016

The Office is hiring once again! Are you passionate about sustainability? Are you self Driven? Do you want invaluable experience in the most up and coming field? Have you heard how awesome it is to work here from your friends?

If so, send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. (also posted on jobs 4 hawks)

09/23/2016
LEED Green Associate Training Chicago - Live | LeadingGREEN

Tomorrow is the LEED class here at IIT. If you are looking to get certified, he guarantees you'll pas your exam! And if you can't make IIT, there will be a few at other schools in Chicago, see his website for more details.

Sign Up Here:
http://leadinggreen.com/iit

LeadingGREEN offers the most affordable live LEED Green Associate Training in the world, while still maintaining a 100% pass rate for over 5000 participants.

This past weekend 3 solar picnic tables were installed across campus. They were funded via the student gift campaign imp...
09/19/2016

This past weekend 3 solar picnic tables were installed across campus. They were funded via the student gift campaign impart with our office. Each table multiple ways to charge your devices including Qi and are completely self contained units!

09/12/2016
LEED Green Associate Training Chicago - Live | LeadingGREEN

Interested in becoming LEED certified? We are having a LEED GA class right here in our very own Wishnick Hall (soon to be LEED itself)! Lorne does an excellent job and we are happy to have him back again this year.

Sign Up Here:
http://leadinggreen.com/iit

LeadingGREEN offers the most affordable live LEED Green Associate Training in the world, while still maintaining a 100% pass rate for over 5000 participants.

Sustainability Forum TodayHermann Hall | 12:30pm | Circular Economy RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/ocesforum15
09/09/2016
September Sustainability Forum: Circular Economy

Sustainability Forum Today

Hermann Hall | 12:30pm | Circular Economy

RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/ocesforum15

Illinois Tech's Office of Campus Energy & Sustainability invites you to our first Sustainability Forum of the academic year. Learn about the importance of transitioning the way we do business by effectively re-using materials and re-designing products. Presenting Professor Weslynne Ashton. Event Det...

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09/01/2016
IIT Campus Sustainability

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Dear Illinois Tech's Community:

You can now RSVP for our first Sustainability Forum of the Academic Year.
Circular Economy presenting Professor Weslynne Ashton.
Details:
When: Friday September 9th, 2016
Where: Hermann Hall Ballroom�
Time: 12:30pm�
To RSVP go to http://tinyurl.com/ocesforum15

Lunch provided!

Dear Illinois Tech's Community:You can now RSVP for our first Sustainability Forum of the Academic Year. Circular Econom...
08/30/2016
September Sustainability Forum: Circular Economy

Dear Illinois Tech's Community:

You can now RSVP for our first Sustainability Forum of the Academic Year.
Circular Economy presenting Professor Weslynne Ashton.
Details:
When: Friday September 9th, 2016
Where: Hermann Hall Ballroom�
Time: 12:30pm�
To RSVP go to http://tinyurl.com/ocesforum15

Lunch provided!

Illinois Tech's Office of Campus Energy & Sustainability invites you to our first Sustainability Forum of the academic year. Learn about the importance of transitioning the way we do business by effectively re-using materials and re-designing products. Presenting Professor Weslynne Ashton. Event Det...

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