Facilities Management

Facility Executive Operating coal-free by 2025

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld announced in February 2017 that the university campus will be coal-free by 2025. The University of Iowa Power Plant will increase its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources to meet this goal.

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Gas leak at Catlett Residence Hall causes street closure

Catlett Hall is a new building under construction and is not occupied by students
During construction on Catlett Residence Hall about 10 a.m. Wednesday, a gas line was hit resulting in a gas leak. Catlett Residence Hall is a new building, currently under construction, and is not occupied by students.

UI and its Landscape Services Tree Crew honored with 2016 Tree Campus USA award

The University of Iowa and its Landscape Services Tree Crew were recently honored with the 2016 Tree Campus USA award at the 27th Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon in Des Moines. The UI is one of only five Tree Campus USA award winners in Iowa. This is the eighth year in a row that the UI tree crew has received this honor.
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UI announces it will be coal-free by 2025

UI Power Plant will increase its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources to meet its goal
The University of Iowa will divest fully from coal as a campus energy source by 2025. UI officials, led by President Harreld, announced the goal, which will come from the university increasing its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources.
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Beth MacKenzie: Waste reducer

New recycling coordinator on a mission to lessen UI’s trash footprint
Meet Beth MacKenzie, the UI’s new recycling coordinator. Based in the Office of Sustainability, MacKenzie’s goal is to help the UI meet its 2020 target of diverting 60 percent of on-campus waste away from the landfill. She also leads Recyclemania 2017, an all-campus recycling initiative that begins on Feb. 5.
The Ted Pacha Family Club will be part of the north end zone renovations at Kinnick Stadium. The club will be named in honor of Ted Pacha, who made a $5 million gift toward the fundraising campaign for the project.

Kinnick renovation project receives leadership gift

Ted Pacha, a longtime Hawkeye supporter, makes major commitment to Kinnick Edge Campaign
Iowa City resident Ted Pacha and his wife, Deb, have made a $5 million leadership gift to the Kinnick Edge Campaign, which will help with renovations to the north end zone at Kinnick Stadium.
Mike Hoenig, program coordinator in the Center for Disabilities and Development, relies on accessibility features to work efficiently in his job. Hoenig has been blind since birth, and uses a screen-reading program on the computer.

UI earns No. 1 ranking in university website accessibility

Concerted effort made websites more accessible to people with disabilities
The University of Iowa ranks first in the nation in an assessment of how accessible its websites are to people with disabilities.
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Three Cambus routes to change on Nov. 28

Changes will affect Mayflower Shuttle, Interdorm, and Hawkeye Interdorm routes
Three Cambus routes will change on Nov. 28 due to construction on North Dubuque Street as part of Iowa City’s Gateway Project.

UI Power Plant equipment to be temporarily located in Lot 11

Beginning Nov. 16, fencing and temporary UI Power Plant equipment will be installed at the northeast end of Parking Lot 11 and remain in operation through the 2016–17 winter heating season. Some parking permit holders will be affected.