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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, 1,300 kilowatt 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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On a wooden surface, a garden trowel lies in the sun next to some freshly harvsted, leafy radishes.
Read more to learn about how UVA promotes plant-based eating and local consumption, through the Plant Based Strategy Working Group and the UVA Community Garden.
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University of Virginia Climate Goals - Frequently Asked Questions

University of Virginia Climate Goals - Frequently Asked Questions

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UVA Sustainability has created a page to answer questions about UVA’s new climate goals. In the coming months, an updated climate action plan will be developed and our partnership will William & Mary will continue to be built.

Clemons aerial image of solar panels at sunset with mountains in the distance.