Celebrate Earth Day 2016


As Earth Day 2016 approaches, the University of Rochester provides various opportunities for employees, faculty, and students alike to increase their environmental awareness. One way employees can contribute is by getting involved in the Green Reps program. Green… Read More

EcoReps Receive Grant for Plastic Bag Reduction Campaign

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The University of Rochester has been awarded a College Council Grant for innovative environmental projects through the New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3). The $2,747 grant will be used to implement a three-part plan… Read More

University Team Discovers a More Efficient Way to Convert Alternative Fuel

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Like ethanol, butanol can be used as a fuel additive to gasoline as a way to reduce harmful vehicle emissions. In just six months, Professor William Jones’ University research team developed an efficient route to n-butanol, making it… Read More

Constructing a More Sustainable World


The University of Rochester diverts waste away from landfills by reducing, reusing and recycling. Yet, in 2015 the majority of University recycling did not come from paper, plastic, glass, or metal. Instead, asphalt and concrete made up the… Read More

Medical Center Energy Savings Initiatives

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The University of Rochester’s Medical Center operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week in a 4,000,000 square foot complex. Facilities Operations is responsible for providing conditioned air for research labs, energy for life-saving medical equipment, and electricity for continuous… Read More