Displaying items by tag: sustainability

A bioswale — a runoff system included in the design of AEIVA — helps slow and filter stormwater before it enters the storm sewer. 

Birmingham, with help from UAB, is one of 16 cities chosen this year to receive a grant that contributes the skills and expertise of IBM’s top talent to help cities address critical issues. It's hoped this will lay the groundwork for change that will help stabilize neighborhoods and lead to sustainable, healthy growth for decades to come.
The plight of the Antarctic-based Adelie penguin reveals much about the future of our planet, according to UAB University Professor Jim McClintock, Ph.D. The story of the seabird’s struggle to adjust to the warming climate is captured in “Ghost Rookeries,” a four-minute film produced by the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and narrated by actor Harrison Ford, who is on the foundation's board of advisers. The journey comes alive through the prose from McClintock’s book, “Lost Antarctica: Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula.”
A new community springs up on unused land, with just some tools, water and a chance to garden for the first timeRead More
UAB School of Engineering’s Chris Waldron pitches plans to Vestavia City Council, hopes construction can begin in 2013
As major construction on District Steam System Project ends, no further street disruptions or closures planned

UAB Recycling has collected almost 1 million pounds of paper during the past year

The latest green roof project is one of the first developments by UAB’s Sustainability Committee to come to fruition.

Campus Restaurants now offers reusable Eco-Ware as an alternative to styrofoam that ends in landfills.

The District Steam System Project includes the construction of a state-of-the-art steam-generation plant and steam distribution and condensate recovery network.
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