Feb. 20, South Florida Water Management District presented
WATER CONSERVATION EXPO & VENDOR FAIR
Reducing Your Water Footprint: Corporate & Institutional Practices
Green U - Sustainability manager, Teddy Lhoutellier spoke about UM ‘s efforts to conserve water on our 3 campuses.
From Educational campaigns like Take back the Tap, to water efficient laundry machines in our dorms, drought resistant landscaping or dual flush toilets, UM is constantly trying to reduce its water footprint. The main advancement in water conservation is the installation of two cisterns in the new Frost School of Music LEED Platinum building that will capture rainwater to be used in irrigation and as make up water for our Cooling towers.
Guest Speakers From:
WALT DISNEY WORLD, MARRIOTT, PUBLIX, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, TOHO WATER AUTHORITY, AND FLORIDA HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
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Water use is a major contributor to green house gas emissions, as the more energy is required to move large amounts of water, and water itself is a resource that must be conserved. As a result the University of Miami is constantly looking for ways to reduce water use. Please click on the links for each campus to get more information.
Why should we conserve water?
To learn more about how you can conserve water, visit Miami Dade County - Water Conservation Tips link
WATER SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENTS on CAMPUS
The department has implemented aggressive practices and technologies to optimize the campus’s water use and further promote the University’s water conservation efforts.
Our initiatives in this area include:
• The replacement of all resident halls and apartments shower heads to low flow models.
• The installation of timer setting controls on the campus irrigation systems.
• An ongoing aggressive leak detection program to prevent excessive water consumption.
• An ongoing replacement program of urinals and toilets to low flow models.
• An ongoing conversion of campus irrigation systems to well water in lieu of domestic water usage.
WATER FILLING STATION
Use our top of the line new Water Filling Stations !
You will find one everywhere on campus
In what has become an annual tradition, University of Miami Orientation Week will offer each new student a backpack full of giveaways, introducing them to many of the Cane traditions and spirit.
This Fall, new students will find in their welcome bag a reusable aluminum water bottle with a little surprise in it.
This marvelous giveaway could not have been possible without the participation of UM Alumni Association, UM Department of Orientation, the Toppel Career Center, the ECO Board student organization and the Butler Center for Service and Leadership.
The Butler Center and Green U - ECO will take the opportunity to launch their new ” Take back the tap” campaign : with the help of the national organization Food and Water Watch, our goal is to drastically reduce the amount of water plastic bottles on campus.
If you are a new student, you can help by simply using your bottle and fill it at our extensive network of New Water Filling Stations spread all over campus.
To view a preliminary schedule of Fall Orientation 2014, please click here .
The NET ZERO WATER Buildings Project
“The National Science Foundation video of our project has been released, see: http://news.science360.gov/files/. So many memories, I wish we had all been filmed!”
James D. Englehardt, Ph.D., P.E.
Graduate Program Director and Professor of Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering Receives Grant for Self-Sustaining Water System:
$2M grant from the NSF will develop autonomous net-zero water dormitory at UM
A $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will allow the University of Miami (UM) College of Engineering to develop an autonomous net-zero water dormitory at UM. The project will make it possible for the residents to go “off the water grid,” by using a sustainable approach to water collection, treatment and reuse.
To learn more about it, click here.