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Holiday Power-Down Checklist

Things get quiet on Grounds when the University community goes on break for the holidays -- it's a perfect time to ensure our energy usage takes a break too! 

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Hoos Making An Impact

UVA staff have the opportunity to make a significant impact at UVA through a new annual competition, “Hoos Making an Impact.” The competition is hosted by the Staff Senate in partnership with the President's Office to cultivate staff success across UVA Grounds. This year's theme is sustainability. 

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Palmer Park Zero Waste Statin

Zero Waste Events

Zero Waste Events overview. 

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UVA-sawmilling
For sale: UVA Sawmilling is offering large slabs from heritage trees that have been taken down from places on Grounds, including a White Oak adjacent to the Rotunda and Siberian Elm from Chemical Engineering.
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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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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 $2,800 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.