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Section 5: Stewarding our resources

A close-up view of a bumble bee on a flower

A place for pollinators

University of Virginia earns Bee Campus USA certification.

Cooling optimization

Efficiency project reduces the energy and water needed to cool UVA Health buildings.

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Main chiller in the chilled water plant serving UVA Medical Center

Cutting down on waste

The University will phase out single-use plastics and boost composting efforts.

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Established in Spring 2021, Zero Waste Ambassadors work to minimize waste by educating their peers on composting best practices.

Smart labs

New program targets safety and efficiency improvements in research labs.

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A fully equipped lab room
Dustin Buck

Employee Profile: Dustin Buck

An HVAC mechanic senior, Dustin recently completed his associate's degree in Industrial Electronics Technology.

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