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“Green” news

Good news travels fast. So does green news, it seems, as more and more people are developing an interest in building and renovating homes with an eye to resource conservation. We've reserved this section to bring together local and national news clips and links to stories — especially those involving the University of Illinois — related to building green, which includes using sustainable and locally harvested construction materials; conserving water and other natural resources; and installing systems that help keep the environment clean and healthy.

  • Scientists at the University of Illinois are working with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop a new way to use hydrogen to power vehicles. READ MORE ...
  • BP has committed half a million dollars to a bio-sciences laboratory that is part of a joint research project hosted by the University of California at Berkeley and its partners, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. READ MORE ...
  • Changing perceptions about green building is critical to establishing more responsible construction practices. Oikos, a green building source, reports in October 2007 on a survey that shows green construction isn't as expensive as many people believe. READ MORE ...
  • The Washington Nationals baseball franchise is building the "first environmentally sustainable sports stadium in the United States," according to a Sept. 21, 2007, article in Green Building News. READ MORE ...
  • More than just "a trendy cause," the greening of America is "a human rights issue" in some neighborhoods, according to Washington Post reporter Mick Dumke, who writes about the urban environment in the Sept. 16, 2007, article, "Let's Add Some Color to the Greening of America." READ MORE ...
  • Someday solar energy might be collected through windows of homes and offices. Researchers at the University of Illinois and Octillion Corp. are working together to make it happen. READ MORE ...
  • The University of Illinois is building green classrooms and offices in its new instructional facility at Sixth and Gregory. The details are described in the UI Alumni Association's story, "It's not easy being green."
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  • Architects, engineers, landscape architects and building professionals can take advantage of course offerings in sustainable design through the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The courses are offered through a partnership of several units at the University: the Building Research Council of the School of Architecture, the Office of Continuing Education and the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center. READ MORE ...
  • Illinois State University now offers a degree in renewable energy.
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