Campus as a Lab
The Campus as a Lab (CaaL) Initiative was a joint partnership between the Center for Robust Decision-Making on Climate and Energy Policy (RDCEP), the Office of the Provost, the Office of Sustainability, Facilities Services, and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. CaaL used Chicago’s own campus as a test bed for creating innovative solutions and developing skills in analyzing systems of energy and resource flows. It involved education in quantitative environmental analysis, research into practical energy management strategies, and communication that explained our campus and environment. Projects reflected our core values: data-driven and quantitative analysis, implementable solutions, and open-source tools and data.
Campus as a Lab has been replaced by EFCampus, the campus-based component of the Environmental Frontiers Initiative housed at the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation.
Environmental Science and Policy (MSESP)
The Harris School of Public Policy and the Argonne National Laboratory previously offered a two-year program leading to a master of environmental science and policy. This program was designed for students interested in assessing the scientific repercussions of various policies on the environment. The curriculum combined elements of science and policy.
The MSESP has been replaced by Harris’ Certificate in Energy & Environmental Policy.
GreenLabs at the University of Chicago aims to guide laboratories towards reducing their environmental impact. The major aims of the program include, but are not limited to the following: 1) Energy Conservation, 2) Water Conservation, 3) Waste Reduction, and 4) Purchasing.