Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a decision to designate a portion of the Mahomet Aquifer system as a sole source aquifer. More than half of the population in east-central Illinois relies on the Mahomet Aquifer system as a source of drinking water.
ISTC Intern Madeline Kull is featured in the spring issue of Postmarks. http://news.illinois.edu/postmarks.html
Abstract: The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is now accepting applications for the 2015 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Awards.The deadline for submitting your application is close of business May 22, 2015.
Abstract: Four area businesses have distinguished themselves with sustainability awards, including the Illinois Governor's Sustainability Awards. Experts see a trend that is speeding up.
Abstract: Alaska's Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority reports on ISTC's EPA-funded research to monitor both indoor and outdoor air quality in areas that use wood burning appliances to heat their homes.
Abstract: One jewel in the Mud-to-Parks Project crown is the prairie park land at the old U.S. Steel South Works site. ISTC research affiliate John Marlin closed out the project last year. This gallery from the Chicagoist combines historic photos and current shots by photographer Chuck Walla.
Abstract: This year's U. of I. Homecoming game against the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers is about more than Orange and Blue -- it's also about green. Various campus and community partners are working together to raise awareness and have a positive lasting impact at the inaugural zero-waste football game. Hundreds of volunteers from the Champaign-Urbana community will assist the thousands of spectators in reducing waste.
Abstract: Sustainable manufacturers are winning impressive environmental awards at the state level for cutting waste, reducing water and energy consumption, lowering emissions, and improving environmental performance. Although the companies exhibit environmental stewardship in most areas, many of them excel in one; often in one of regional significance, such as bioenergy from corn in Iowa, and water conservation measures in Texas. Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award winner J.L. Clark is one of the featured companies.
Abstract: The manmade island in the Illinois River is ready for its close-up Friday. The Army Corps of Engineers will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday on the riverfront in Downtown Peoria, signifying the completion of the $9 million project five years after construction began. ISTC scientist John Marlin is quoted in the article.
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Abstract: The Indoor Climate Research and Training program of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, in its capacity as a member of the Partnership for Advancing Residential Retrofit team of the U.S. DOE's Building America Program, is conducting a pilot study on radon reduction through low-cost measures. The aim of this research pilot project is to study the impact of air sealing between the foundation and the living space on radon transport reduction across the foundation-living space floor assembly. It is aimed at reducing radon levels in the lowest living level of the house. Basements used as a living level are not candidates for this study. As a part of this study, we are currently seeking homes in Champaign County with crawlspaces or unfinished basements. During this 3 month project, radon concentrations are measured before and after treatment, which involves air-sealing on the underside of the floor and duct sealing. There is no cost to the homeowner. Homes with known radon issues are preferred but not required. Please contact Stacy Gloss at email@example.com or 217-300-7430 for more information.