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Efficient Structures Help Build a Sustainable Future

When envisioning a new structure, engineers often have to balance design choices against the environmental impact of materials used. It is estimated that 40 to 50 percent of greenhouse gases are produced by the construction industry, according to the California Integrated Waste Management Board. 338 more words

Environment

Student Interns in Environmental Sustainability Install Drip Irrigation System at RU's Community Garden

As reported here by SUST major Mary Beth Radeck on the Schaumburg’s Sustainable Future blog, students and staff at RU’s Schaumburg Campus installed a drip irrigation system in late June for the RU Community Garden, now in its third growing season. 85 more words

News

RU Installs Drip Irrigation System for Community Garden at Schaumburg Campus

by Mary Beth Radeck

The Environmental Sustainability team at Roosevelt University’s Schaumburg campus teamed up in late June to install the first-ever drip irrigation into the community garden, now in it third growing season in 2014. 275 more words

Students

Natural Swimming Pool Ticks All The Green Boxes

Swimming on the hottest of summer days for many of us is one of life’s greatest pleasures.  What is not so enjoyable is the consequences of exposure to chlorine and other chemicals a traditional pool requires to be ‘healthy’. 952 more words

Solar Decathlon 2014: Final Weekend, Watch & Vote

Solar Decathlon Europe 2014:  It’s head-to-head this weekend with the World Cup, and it’s a very hot contest for the collegiate teams in the top five slots at the… 157 more words

Architecture

All Natural

Hello everyone! Let me just tell you I am all about eclectic, very glamorous interiors but fell in love with the naturally serene interiors below. I would say these spaces are still eclectic in a natural kind-of-way. 24 more words

Interior Design