How long does it take to change a light bulb? When you're retrofitting an entire university campus, the answer is six years. Facilities Management began a project in the late 1990s to retrofit all lighting fixtures on campus with more energy efficient fixtures and bulbs. The switch enables the UA to save thousands of dollars a year in electricity costs and reduce cooling bills as well.

Research Theme:
Energy

The UA campus has long served as a grassy oasis in the desert. But in an effort to conserve water, areas of underused or purely ornamental turf have been replaced with desert landscape. Use of drought tolerant vegetation has become a standard practice for new campus landscapes, including the Founder's Plaza at Old Main. But since UA is a designated Arboretum, a diverse collection of plants - including some that require more water - will remain

Research Theme:
Natural Environment and Biodiversity, Water

Landscape water harvesting surrounding the UMC Northwest Garage

Research Theme:
Natural Environment and Biodiversity, Urban Environment

Landscape water harvesting surrounding the Udall Center.

Research Theme:
Water

Water harvesting basins in and around parking lot

Research Theme:
Water

Multi-use landscape basin and water harvesting basins

Research Theme:
Water

Landscape basins and erosion protection: Project created by FM to address erosion and water flow onto courts.

Research Theme:
Water

Landscape basins

Research Theme:
Water

Landscape basin taking water from roof drains. This project was designed and implemented by FM to address ponding water at building due to roof downspouts and other water sources.

Research Theme:
Water

Subsurface drain systems, inlets, storm pipes, storage tanks, and outlet

Research Theme:
Water

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