Governor supports a green building for ECE

Governor Pat Quinn recently visited the University of Illinois campus for the signing of the Illinois

Sustainable University Compact, which lays out 12 environmental objectives for the 65 colleges that have signed it to date. governor

Governor Quinn, who created the compact while serving as chairman of the Green Governments Coordinating Council, understands the importance of green facilities and is supportive of the planned new building for ECE ILLINOIS. One goal for the building is to attain the highest level of LEED—Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—certification possible. This would make the ECE building just the second LEED building on campus, after the new Business Instructional Facility.

Matching funding for a green ECE building remains in the proposed 2010 State of Illinois capital budget.