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Sustainability Vision of Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology is proud of its leadership position in university sustainability. Our national strength in the sciences, engineering, psychology, architecture, design, law and business provide a powerful coalition of faculty, staff and students to develop sustainability initiatives. These new initiatives will be technically sound, environmentally responsible and economically justified.

As IIT moves forward so will this site in all things Campus and Sustainable.  The Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability (OCES) invites you to learn about what IIT is doing in the many areas of Sustainability and to become involved with our progress.

Learn more about the IIT Vision, Policies and Initiatives.

Read our IIT Campus Sustainability Plan

Illinois Institute of Technology Receives Princeton Review's Best Green Rating in Illinois

Illinois Institute of Technology received the Princeton Review's best "green" rating for universities in Illinois, tied with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As one of the country's most environmentally-responsible colleges, IIT has been selected for inclusion in a unique resource created for college applicants - "The Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges.".

Get Involved

Check out Engineers for a Sustainable World! IIT's student run organization that informs and motivates the IIT Student body on the campus sustainability movement! ESW encourages participation and discussion about how to incorporate and implement sustainable practices for day-to-day and beyond. Check out their website to see their current projects today!

Take the Sustainability Pledge today! 
It covers energy and paper use, waste production, and involvement. Don't worry, it's more of a guide to live by, and we won't be monitoring you. Scout's honor!

Sustainability News

IIT also just installed one of the first wind turbines in Chicago, thanks to a $9 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. IIT’s grant was one of 3 awarded by the DOE nationally for wind energy research.  The Wind Consortium has a diverse pool of public and private members working together to improve wind power reliability and performance, lower the price of wind energy, encourage greater integration into the utility grid, and build an educated workforce to drive the industry. This wouldn't have been possible without collaboration from the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity, IIT Wind Consortium, and IIT Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER).
Click here to see photos of the ribbon cutting event!