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

Contact Information

Scott R. Tess
706 S. Glover
Urbana, IL 61801


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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