Category Archives: Energy

RU Wins State of IL Grant to Conserve Energy and Save Money

Roosevelt University was awarded a grant in April 2015 that was applied toward upgrading the energy efficiency  lighting systems for its National Historic Landmark Auditorium Building at the Chicago Campus as well as for the entire Schaumburg Campus facility. The grant was … Continue reading

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Illinois’ New Clean Energy Bill

by Jim Lockafeer for SUST 240 Clean energy is very important when it comes to lessening our impact on the planet. It can generally be defined as an extremely wide variety of technologies and techniques that help to conserve and create … Continue reading

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Consider the Burger

by Adriana Fernandez for SUST 240 How many of us have said the words, “Can I have a cheeseburger everything on it and an order of fries?” And then thought to yourself, “These fast food companies are getting rich at my … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Room: Greener Airports and Llamas

by Jordan Diedrick for SUST 240 The annual “Airports Going Green” conference was held in Chicago in early November where awards were presented to numerous airports and airlines for promoting conservation and sustainability.  This conference has been held for the last seven … Continue reading

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Energy-Efficiency Is Lighting The Way in Schaumburg (and Beyond)

by Susan Sandoval for SUST 210 All across our country, cities are switching to LED lighting and it isn’t any different in the suburbs of Illinois. According to Russell Lissau’s article posted on the Daily Herald’s website on Nov. 13th, Mundelein … Continue reading

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Big Energy Savings in Cook County

by Clare Savisky for SUST 210 The City of Chicago has slowly transitioned into a greener city. The third most populous city in the US, Chicago is a large metropolitan area filled with millions of people, thousands of buildings, and many … Continue reading

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O’Hare Airport’s Sustainability Initiatives

by Connor Reilly for SUST 210 O’Hare International Airport is the one of the busiest airports in the world; the fourth, to be exact. According to CNN Travel, O’Hare is the second busiest airport in the United States (falling short of … Continue reading

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