Saturday, June 27, 2015

Spring 2013
Illinois Institute of Technology
Rice Campus Sustainability Project
IPRO 497-323

Susan Camasta
Blake Davis

IPRO 323 Student Team
Brian Cunningham
David Edgren
Maya Embar
Adriana Guillen
Katelyn Holmberg
Tristan Larson
Ben Wachholz
Bill Wesselman

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Accomplishments as of 4/23/2013

  • Rice Campus Sustainability Project Brand Management
  • Used Kill-A-Watt meter to monitor electrical consumption of computers
  • “Turn off the Lights” signs
  • “Green” video
  • Designed Rain Garden
  • Proposed solution for roof replacement
  • Researched
    • Renewable energy sources
    • Geothermal solutions
    • Insulation alternatives
    • Energy-efficient windows
    • Waste Management strategies

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Marketing and Education

Brand Management

Maya Embar designed, created and implemented the logo that will be used for the Rice Campus Sustainability Project. 

Maya Embar & Katelyn Holmberg designed and created the RCSP Poster that is part of our brand.
The poster will be a living documentation of the Rice Campus Sustainability Project.

Each semester the words will change denoting the Current, Short-term and Long-term goals.
When a goal has been achieved, the text will be grayed out.

Turn the Lights Off Sign

A sign was designed that was posted in the classrooms at Rice Campus asking people to turn the lights off when exiting the room.

Media Exposure

Ads were posted on Facebook pages and Blogs to attract attention to the IPRO and generate awareness of the projects that are being done. 

A QR code was created that we intend to use on all Marketing literature and to distribute around both campuses in order to continue to educate people about the RCSP.


Bridge Table
Engaged with students about the IPRO
Continued Brand Management
Handed out Brochure that was created

Future Projects

Recycle Day (to be hosted at Rice) – SCARCE
Promotional Items
Proceeds will be put back into the RCSP
Fundraiser and Brand Management

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Background and Contact Information

The Rice Campus Sustainability Project was created as an IPRO (Inter Professional Project) at Chicago's Illinois Institute of Technology.

The purpose of this first, of what will hopefully be an ongoing, IPRO team, is to engage students in the collaborative examination and analysis of the actual place and practices at the IIT Rice Campus in Wheaton, such that they can propose methods to increase sustainable practices at that campus.

The framework of The IIT Campus Sustainability Plan 2010-2020 will be used and these areas, as written in the plan, may be examined:  transportation, storm water/landscape, material flow and waste management, green building, food, energy and emissions.   

Students may also become aware of federal, state and local policies as they investigate the possible sustainable measures that could be implemented. 

Ongoing goals are to integrate new, student advocated and designed sustainable practices in the above areas, with the ultimate goal being that “IIT-(Rice Campus) will become the most sustainable (sub)urban, university campus in the United States.”

See the IIT Campus Sustainability Plan at

The Rice Campus Sustainability Project Team has worked very hard doing research and creating the foundation for the ongoing project. The Team divided into subgroups to explore the following areas:

Marketing & Education
Maya & Katelyn

Lighting & Energy
David & Bill

Heating & Air Conditioning
Brian & Ben

Water & Landscape & The Roof
Tristan & Ben

Waste Management
Brian & Katelyn

Posts for the progress each team will be made separately.

The Rice Campus Sustainability Project will be continuing at IIT in the Fall of 2013, and we feel confident that there are enough goals and sustainable measure to be implemented to continue long after that. We also hope that the RCSP will take off and have a life of its own beyond IIT.

Below are the external links where you can find us.