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Dorms to become more eco-friendly
On Wednesday, CU hosted its Master Plan town hall meeting, a meeting held every ten years to discuss the expansion and future plans for CU's campus. One of the biggest changes discussed is the plan to make every residence hall on campus more sustainable.
By 2021, CU hopes to complete this project by implementing water and energy conservation tactics into the dorms.
"Williams Village North will be a great example for leading for the rest of our projects. It will probably be the largest platinum residence hall to open," said Megan Rose, director of the Master Plan meeting.
The transformation of the residence halls has many wondering where the money to fund such a project comes from. Many are concerned that such an endeavor would significantly raise the cost of tuition. Moe Tabriz, campus sustainability director, assures us this is not the case.
"The funding is coming from the housing and dining services, the money the students already give for housing," said Tabrizi.
By 2010, all dorms are expected to be transformed into eco-friendly halls. CU has been able to renovate one dorm a year, with half the dorms being done so far. CU hopes to continue at this rate in order to meet the 2021 deadline.