UW completes $2.3M energy conservation project

July 21, 2015

The University of Washington has recently completeed a $2.3 million energy conservation project in the Physics/Astronomy Building, which will save the university $115,000 per year while improving comfort, functionality and safety in the building.

The project replaced old ventilation equipment in the building's basement with new high-tech controls, drive and motors which will allow airflow to labs in the building to be controlled based on the occupancy of the rooms, as well as the time of day and season. It reduces the building's annual energy consumption by 17 percent.

Dozens of cherry trees removed from UW to live second life

April 4, 2014

Nothing ushers in spring quite like the cherry blossoms at the University of Washington. The iconic trees draw so many admirers that they’ve become a symbol and a selling point of the school itself.

So you can imagine the reaction when construction crews cut down 24 of them on the campus promenade known as Rainier Vista. They were removed as part of the Montlake Triangle project, where crews are building a pedestrian land bridge from the campus to the future light rail station at Husky Stadium.