Net Zero UI Building Boasting Energy Efficient Features

New UI building taking energy efficiency to whole new level

The News-Gazette, December 21, 2013

URBANA — The miles of cable strung through this building would rival any on campus.

As its name implies, the $95 million Electrical and Computer Engineering Building going up on Wright Street, just south of the Beckman Institute, will require some serious power.

But it’s also designed to be a net-zero energy user, with solar panels and efficient features throughout. Many visitors are surprised the college could pull it off in this kind of building.

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