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University of Illinois Chicago
Illinois Green Alliance announced the winners of the 14th annual Emerald Awards for 2019. Each year, the annual Emerald Awards program recognizes the unique green building leadership in Illinois by featuring the best and brightest individuals, projects and technologies championed in Illinois. “The projects and leaders recognized are more than innovators in green building solutions, they are committed to making more people in more communities benefit from sustainable design, technology and construction,” said Brian Imus, Executive Director of Illinois Green.
The University of Illinois at Chicago received the Emerald Award for Organizational Leadership for its plan to advance the practice of sustainability among all campus stakeholders through operations, education, research, and leadership. The recently developed Climate Action Implementation Plan (CAIP) includes stated goals of becoming a Carbon Neutral, Zero Waste, Net Zero Water, and Biodiverse campus that has the potential to reduce UIC greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 15,900 MTCO2e per year.