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A Big Step Toward Fossil-Free


 

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As the University works towards ambitious sustainability goals, Palmer Park provides a strong example of opportunities at the intersection of athletics, sustainability and fan engagement.
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In 2019, the Peirce-Cottler Lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering was one of the first labs at UVA to become certified as a Green Lab. Now, it’s the first lab to be recertified, and the longest continuously UVA certified lab thanks to their leadership and commitment to sustainability.
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Solar panels on UVA roof
UVA joins 90+ organizations and companies across America as part of the Department of Energy’s first cohort of partners in the national Better Climate Challenge, which calls for bold carbon emissions cuts to tackle the climate crisis.
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UVA Updates Building Standards in Alignment with 2030 Sustainability Goals
The University of Virginia has updated its building standards required for all future construction projects to further the institution’s progress in meeting its goals to be carbon neutral by 2030 and fossil-fuel free by 2050.
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Griffin Lab wins Shut Sash 2021
Researchers participating in the “Shut the Sash Challenge” saved an estimated $34,000 in energy costs in one month. The challenge is hosted by the Office for Sustainability to promote safe and sustainable fume hood management practices in labs across Grounds.
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Lighting of the Lawn 2021
Got ideas for how to use the 4-panel solar micro-grid on Grounds? Enter your ideas by Friday, December 17!
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The following checklist provides guidance for coordinating significant requirements as outlined in the UVA Green Building Standards (i.e., Facility Design Guidelines Chapter 7).

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Roberts, Fox, and Smith
By Amy Preddy Hughes; Photo by Kay Taylor
With little fanfare, UVA Health’s Sustainability Work Group hustles diligently behind the scenes to make UVA a more sustainable and environmentally friendly place. Recently, the Work Group completed a project that turned heads. It earned the UVA Medical Center more than $108,000!

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