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Arizona Higher Education Sustainability Conference

Tours | Tuesday, March 25

UA Facilities Management Chiller Plant

Tour departs from the Registration Desk in the Ballroom Foyer at 3:15pm

The University of Arizona is home to one of the largest chilled water loop systems in the world and central to the University's ability to stay cool is the Central Refrigeration Building aka the Chiller Plant. Come take a tour of the UA's Chiller Plant to see how the UA uses ice to cut down on electricity use helping reduce the University's carbon footprint and save the UA up to $40,000 per month. On this tour you'll have the chance to see the 165 eight-foot-tall ice tanks and the supporting technology that produces the more than 900 tons of ice per hour to cool the University's laboratories, residence halls, classrooms and more. Come check out this model of engineering and the UA Facilities Management staff are helping the UA cut costs and be more environmentally friendly. *Space is limited, sign up during registration.

Compost Cats San Xavier Co-op Farm Worksite

Tour departs from the Registration Desk in the Ballroom Foyer at 3:15pm

Come see The University of Arizona Compost Cats compost worksite and facility! Compost Cats partners with the San Xavier Co-op Farm to take compostable material from the University, local businesses and the farm to turn garbage into gardens. All of the logistics and work are managed and completed by students. Everything from picking up the materials and using heavy equipment to engaging with the local community — it's all done by students. Compost Cats invites you to come out to the worksite to see this student managed and led program in action. *Space is limited, sign up during registration.