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The University of Chicago is committed to achieving a sustainable campus, with a goal to reduce University greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030.
Connected to Nature
Considering campus buildings contribute to approximately 70 percent of the University’s greenhouse gas emissions, high-performance buildings are a top priority for the University.
Awarded LEED Gold status for sustainable design, the David Rubenstein Forum offers a close connection to the outdoors via biophilic design that brings natural lights and views of the surrounding landscape into almost every space.
For more information about campus wide sustainability efforts, refer to Initiatives and Reporting.
- The UChicago Sustainability Map highlights features throughout the Hyde Park campus and can be used as a self-guided walking tour.
- Climate Change and Energy reports include the implementation of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan and include a goal to reduce University greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030.
- High-Performance Buildings are a top priority for the Office of Sustainability and Facilities Services, as campus buildings contribute to approximately 70 percent of the University’s greenhouse gas emissions.
- Other important initiatives are outlined in the University of Chicago Sustainability Plan.
- LEED Buildings on campus