Early in the University’s history, Utah Valley utilized sustainability into its building design. Today, as UVU continues to expand, buildings are still built with a sustainable mindset. From the construction of the Library to the new Noorda Center for the Performing Arts Building, discover how UVU buildings create a more sustainable campus.
Early in the University’s history, Utah Valley utilized sustainability into its building design. Today, as UVU continues to expand, buildings are still built with a sustainable mindset. From the construction of the Library to the Capitol Reef Station to the new Classroom building, discover how UVU buildings create a more sustainable campus.
Dining services has the important job of providing Utah Valley University students and staff with wonderful food. In addition, dining services strives to contribute to campus sustainability. They have improved campus sustainability by implementing ideas such as more efficient dish washers and healthy choices for lunch.
Solid waste reduction is a very important piece of sustainability. Utah Valley University operates a recycling program to reduce paper waste around campus. The purchase of a cardboard bailer and other practices show UVU’s commitment to solid waste reduction.
It is hard to miss the two concrete irrigation ponds on the West side of the main campus. These two ponds allow UVU to water its grounds without placing additional burden on the Municipal water supply of the community. UVU is very conscious of the limited water supply in Utah and has implemented many water-saving measures to reduce water waste.
Because Utah Valley University provides no on-campus housing, most UVU students commute. In an effort to lower the amount of individual cars coming to campus, UVU provides discounted UTA passes for the bus and the Frontrunner train to students, faculty and staff. These passes make it much easier for students to find a reason to lower pollution production and leave their cars at home. UVU also had two electric car charging stations on campus for the public to charge their vehicles at no cost. UVU provides these charging stations to demonstrate our commitment to improving air quality along the Wasatch Front.
Utah Valley University offers multiple courses on sustainable practice and even has an Environmental Studies degree. In addition, UVU offers environmental conferences and other ways for students and the community to find out more about living sustainably.
In an effort to create a more sustainable campus, the Sustainability Committee has created a Strategic Plan for Sustainable Practice. Outlined in this document are UVU’s sustainability goals for the future.