UES: City of Urbana Environmental Sustainability Division 2:00-3:20 TR

Contact Information

Scott R. Tess
706 S. Glover
Urbana, IL 61801
217-384-2381

srtess@urbanaillinois.us
urbanaillinois.us

Organization Mission

The Environmental Sustainability Division helps both the city government and the community improve energy efficiency, water conservation, and recycling for a better quality of life.

Problems and/or Opportunities

Energy, Water, & Waste

The City of Urbana has set goals to reduce greenhouse gasses 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050.
The City has underutilized properties that are potential brownfields.
Residents currently must landfill food scrap.
There are opportunities in the community for greater water conservation.

Solutions and Projects

  • Develop food scrap composting at schools.
  • Design form based codes for bike/ped friendly redevelopment.
  • Identify green infrastructure opportunities.
  • Identify LEED ND opportunities.
  • Test pro-environmental behavior change interventions.
  • Design policies/programs to induce solar installations.

 

 

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