Where Does our Water Come From?

Have you ever wondered where the University of Rochester gets its drinking water from? The answer is Hemlock Lake.  Hemlock Lake, one of the Finger Lakes, is located just south of Rochester. Most of the county gets its… Read More

Green Tips for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is generally characterized by spending time with friends and family, sharing delicious meals, and exchanging gifts. However, in America, with the holidays also comes a huge spike in spending and consumption. The pressure of great… Read More

E-Cycle Day 2016 Results

On Friday, November 11, a section of Zone 3 South lot (formerly Park Lot) was piled high with electronics for the 9th annual E-Cycle Day. From 6:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., University faculty, staff, and students lined up… Read More

University Conducts a Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory

University Facilities and Services worked with outside consultant O’Brien and Gere to conduct an inventory of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the University. The purpose was to establish a baseline for GHG emissions, use the data to… Read More

Central Utilities Installs New Efficient Boiler

University of Rochester Central Utilities and Energy Management recently installed a new boiler at their Central Utilities Plant, replacing an old, inefficient boiler. This is great news for sustainability at the University of Rochester. The new boiler will… Read More