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ENERGY CONSERVATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM
What students, faculty and staff do on a daily basis to conserve energy on campus can make a significant impact. The Energy Conservation Incentive Program recognizes outstanding departmental and unit efforts by awarding funding for future building upgrades to the eight facilities recording the greatest percentage of energy reduction from one fiscal year to the next.
The 2015 Energy Conservation Incentive Program awards were presented Oct. 21 at the National Soybean Research Center.
This year, the program awarded approximately $200,000 for building improvements in the two categories: energy advancement, for buildings whose energy reduction is the result of central funding from a significant energy conservation project, and occupant action, for buildings that have not benefited from substantial energy conservation projects in the last fiscal year.
2015 Energy Conservation Incentive Program winners:
Occupant action (percent improvement)
More information about the program and participation questions can be found online.
Facilities and Services will host a celebration in the spring for each of the buildings that is being recognized.
Ilesanmi Adesida, a professor of electrical and computer engineering who also is affiliated with the Micro and Nanotechnology Lab and the Coordinated Science Lab, was selected as the recipient of the 2016 TMS John Bardeen Award of the Functional Materials Division of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). The award recognizes the quality and relevance of work that has had or is likely to have a significant and lasting impact in the field of electronic materials. The organization includes the range between materials and engineering from processing minerals to the production of metals, according to its website.
FINE AND APPLIED ARTS
Marc Doussard, a professor of urban and regional planning, has won the 2015 Paul Davidoff Book Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning for his book “Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market.”
The award, given every two years, goes to a top scholar in urban planning. It is the major book award in the field.
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Published in 2013, Doussard’s book provides interview-based accounts of the complex socioeconomics of fast-food workers and construction day laborers in Chicago, revealing the forces behind low wages and “degraded work.” The book humanizes the dynamics of the larger issues of de-industrialization, immigration and undocumented labor. It also proposes policy and organizing efforts that might improve the situation, something the selection committee for the book award noted in choosing Doussard’s book as the 2015 winner.
The Paul Davidoff Book Award is presented in memory of Paul Davidoff, an activist academic in city planning who viewed planning as a process to address a wide range of societal problems and improve conditions for all people. Doussard said the award’s emphasis on social justice is especially significant for scholars like him who are working on community and economic development issues within urban planning.
Doussard’s research focuses on low-wage labor markets and inclusive economic development. His work includes research on wage-theft laws, community-labor coalitions outside of large cities and the national fast-food organizing campaign. In addition to “Degraded Work,” Doussard is the co-author of “Fast Food, Poverty Wages: The Public Cost of Low-Wage Jobs in the Fast Food Industry.”
Lincoln Hall – home to the university’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, department of sociology, department of communication, and some of the most frequently used classrooms on campus – achieved LEED Platinum certification by the incorporation of sustainable elements throughout the century-old building.
The Illinois Capital Development Board and the U. of I. administered the project.
It will be recognized with a 2015 Citation of Merit in the American Institute of Architect’s Illinois Honor Awards program. The citation is presented in the Frank Lloyd Wright category, recognizing a significant impact made through one individual building.
The award reception will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 29 in the Lincoln Hall north courtyard.
The nationally renowned design jury commented, “The architects are commended for creating additional space in an existing building by juxtaposing new interventions into the historic fabric. It is a very carefully detailed interior underpinning of an iconic hall, executed with the utmost respect for its original palate and parti.”
The awards named for Frank Lloyd Wright are one of five design categories presented by AIA Illinois as part of its annual Honor Awards program, which recognizes people and projects epitomizing the contributions of the architecture profession, the transformative power of design and the dedication of individuals to service and excellence.
More information on the 2015 Honor Awards can be found online.