Sustainable Design Underscores Our Dedication to Positive Social Impact.


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.


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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.

Campus Initiatives

For more information about campus wide sustainability efforts, refer to Initiatives and Reporting.

Civic Engagement

How can you contribute to sustainability efforts on campus? Click the Get Involved button below for more details, including information about electronic waste recycling and bike sharing.
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