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.
- 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 20 percent by 2025.
- 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