New UI building taking energy efficiency to whole new levelThe 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.