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.
There are lots of ways to learn about sustainability efforts at the University of Washington this week at Dawg Daze while having fun, finding new spots on campus and getting a chance to win prizes.
Thoreau had it right. Strolling through your neighborhood under the cover of trees and sky is best. Your thoughts become clearer and your creativity bubbles up.
Everyone knows the Burke-Gilman rings our campus and is a great multi-use trail, but have you ever visited the nature reserve known as the Union Bay Natural Area?
Network with representatives of environmentally minded campus units, learn who won this year’s Husky Green Awards and watch a “Conservation Runway” fashion show during Earth Day activities Tuesday, April 22, on the HUB lawn.
The activities are the centerpiece of more than two weeks of activities for the campus surrounding Earth Day 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.