Sustainability at IUPUI

Conservation in Building, Grounds, Energy Use

We are a thriving, growing campus—one look at our master plan will tell you that. All that development is a great thing, but it needs to be tempered by the needs of our environment.

We can grow as a campus and care for the environment by building responsibly, by using green procedures and materials that also conserve energy, and by preserving campus green spaces and planting trees and other foliage.  What is the Carbon Footprint for IUPUI?  See our 2009 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Report.

IUPUI Solar Panels

Solar Panels  have been installed on the roof of the Business/SPEA building, a "first step" for the campus in the generation of electricity from a renewable energy source.

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute

Green means LEED Gold for IU School of Medicine's Glick Eye Institute

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute is the first building on an Indiana University campus to achieve LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

We've set big goals for our buildings and grounds, and we're making big strides.

Our goals for IUPUI's built environment include:

  • Gaining LEED silver certification for new campus buildings. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a series of rating systems for green building design, construction, and operation.
  • Conserving, maintaining, and increasing green space on campus. It's easy being green at IUPUI. We're participating in the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA program, working to meet the standards for recognition. And we're partnering with the Indiana Wildlife Federation's Landscaping the Sustainable Campus program to learn strategies for maintaining sustainable campus grounds.

Learn What You Can Do to Conserve Energy and Lower Costs

Every year, the campus spends millions of dollars to heat, cool, and power its 5+ million square feet of space. You have the power to decrease IUPUI's energy consumption. Whether you shut off lights or put your computer in standby mode, small changes can add up to make a difference.

Be part of the solution—Campus Facility Services' energy management department will show you how.

IUPUI affirms a commitment to Energy Conservation, Effective July 1, 2013 is the IUPUI Campus Policy, Conservation of Energy

Office of Sustainability

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