Campus as a Living Lab

Utilizing the IUPUI campus as a living laboratory for sustainability

Universities are uniquely situated to address their own operational sustainability goals while also providing real-life sustainability experiences for students and researchers.  IUPUI Sustainability often partners with faculty to use courses, capstone classes, research projects, and internships to provide students with hands-on sustainability opportunities that advance IUPUI's sustainability goals.

Current living lab projects

Planned for fall 2019:

  • A group of students enrolled in the O'Neill undergraduate capstone will be benchmarking campus buildings against LEED Operations + Maintenance practices to make recommendations for how to improve operations in pursuit of LEED O+M certification for campus buildings. Based on their assessments, students will develop a protocol for the creation of a Green Building Report Card at IUPUI. 
  • The Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) will be offering service learning experiences that collect data for IUPUI's first biodiversity assessment, as well as updating the campus' tree canopy data. Students from any class and major are welcome to sign up for these service learning events.
  • The Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) will be conducting an energy audit of a campus building and making energy efficiency recommendations back to the campus.

IUPUI Sustainability

IUPUI Sustainability
Lockefield Village, Room 4408
980 Indiana Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202