A celebration for the 1-year anniversary of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Building’s (ECE) ‘net zero energy’ mark was held there in the atrium, a huge study and hang out location for students. It made sense, given recognition of the building’s ability to impact academic research. Basically, students can plug in at a computer and be able to study how energy is collected, stored, and … Continue reading “All in” on Zero Energy at ECE: Now 1 Year
This just in: Just outside the east entrance of the Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) stands a new piece of public art. Called Grasp, the three metal vertical arms move back and forth with the power of a simple handle-crank on the base. On the back of the gearbox, glass panels allow the user to see the gears at work. So, give it a … Continue reading Turn the Handle: Interactive Mechanical Engineering Artistry
F&S is responsible for creating, maintaining, and coordinating the overall transportation network for all modes of travel on campus, including walking, bicycling, transit, and vehicles. Continue reading Achievements in Transportation
Students tour the waste transfer station Continue reading Tours Bring Reality to Campus Waste and Recycling
A building’s energy use can be made more efficient if the envelope—its outermost walls, windows, and doors—is tight enough to prevent air leakage.
F&S worked with The Grainger College of Engineering to test the building envelope tightness of the Transportation Building on May 21. Continue reading Consider the Envelope
Brent Lewis excellent teacher Continue reading Lewis Leads ‘Lifelong Learning’
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) researchers have given the thumbs up to an innovative biphasic solvent system for its efficiency and effectiveness in absorbing CO₂ from flue gas at Abbott Power Plant. Continue reading Hey, Abbott! Technology to absorb CO₂ at power plants is promising