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"IIT WILL BECOME THE MOST SUSTAINABLE, URBAN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS IN THE UNITED STATES."
Sustainability Vision of Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois Institute of Technology is proud of its leadership position in university sustainability. Our national strength in the sciences, engineering, psychology, architecture, design, law, and business provides a powerful coalition of faculty, staff and students to develop sustainability initiatives. These new initiatives will be technically sound, environmentally responsible and economically justified.
As IIT moves forward so will this site in all things Campus and Sustainable. The Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability (OCES) invites you to learn about what IIT is doing in the many areas of Sustainability and to become involved with our progress.
Learn more about the IIT Vision, Policies, and Initiatives.
Illinois Institute of Technology Receives Princeton Review's Best Green Rating in Illinois
Illinois Institute of Technology received the Princeton Review's best "green" rating for universities in Illinois, tied with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As one of the country's most environmentally-responsible colleges, IIT has been selected for inclusion in a unique resource created for college applicants - "The Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges.".
It covers energy and paper use, waste production, and involvement. Don't worry, it's more of a guide to live by, and we won't be monitoring you. Scout's honor!
IIT also just installed one of the first wind turbines in Chicago, thanks to a $9 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. IIT’s grant was one of 3 awarded by the DOE nationally for wind energy research. The Wind Consortium has a diverse pool of public and private members working together to improve wind power reliability and performance, lower the price of wind energy, encourage greater integration into the utility grid, and build an educated workforce to drive the industry. This wouldn't have been possible without collaboration from the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity, IIT Wind Consortium, and IIT Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER).