Forbes Natural History Building

Prizing Performance (with 🍕pizza🍕)

Good behavior nets pizza, especially for administrators and building liaisons at six Grainger College of Engineering buildings. So when this multi-year energy avoidance project, completed through Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) team at F&S, came to an end, already showing $2.9M in cost avoidance, a few folks celebrated, alongside Associate Vice Chancellor and Executive Director Ehab Kamarah, and Utilities & Energy Services Director Rob Roman. Sylvia … Continue reading Prizing Performance (with 🍕pizza🍕)

Arbor Day 2023 tree campus USA flag

Arbor Day 2023 on the Main Quad

The national holiday Arbor Day was April 28, 2023; locally, it was easily seen on the University of Illinois Main Quad that day. To celebrate, F&S helped plant and honor a new horizon elm tree just west of Davenport Hall. Campus tree and sustainability experts spoke, including Brent Lewis, university landscape architect, and Morgan White, associate director of sustainability; Mike DeLorenzo, Vice Chancellor for Administration … Continue reading Arbor Day 2023 on the Main Quad

Main Quad rendering for Campus Landscape Master Plan

Campus Landscape Master Plan: Zoom In on the Main Quad

Campus Landscape Master Plan recommendations for the Main Quad District support the rehabilitation of a beloved campus space that is continuously in need of restoration while at the same time highlighting the commitment to resiliency in the core of the campus. 1. Enhance Main Quad Courtyards2. Main Quad Turf Restoration3. Illini Union + Anniversary Plaza Restoration4. Centennial Court Restoration Changes to Anniversary Plaza should respect … Continue reading Campus Landscape Master Plan: Zoom In on the Main Quad

Arbor Day 2022

Arbor Day 2022

On Arbor Day, April 29, 2022, F&S staff and grounds experts, along with students and campus leaders, planted a tree! The University of Illinois is a Tree Campus USA once again, earning the honor from the Arbor Day Foundation for the following: “To obtain this distinction, your campus has met the five core standards for sustainable campus forestry required by Tree Campus Higher Education, including establishment … Continue reading Arbor Day 2022