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Prairie Research Institute


The Prairie Research Institute houses five state scientific surveys — Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS), the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), and the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS). The Institute was established in 2008 as the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Institute's mission is "to provide objective integrated scientific research and service, in cooperation with other academic and research units of the University of Illinois and elsewhere, that allow citizens and decision-makers to make choices that assure sustainable economic development and enduring environmental quality for the people, businesses, and governments of Illinois."

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2019-04)
    In March of 2018, an assessment was completed at an Illinois food canning facility. The focus of the assessment was Economy, Energy, and Environment. The E3 assessment looked at the value stream from raw ingredient receiving ...


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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2019-04)
    The Hilton Chicago, built in 1927 as the Stevens Hotel, was originally the largest hotel in the world. Now with over 1,544 guest rooms and over 1,000 Team Members, it remains one of the largest hotels in Illinois. The hotel ...


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  • Cook, Jini; Annis, Jack; Burns, Amy; Fryzuk, Lori (Champaign, IL : Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable, 2002-02)
    State, regional, and national program updates from the 2002 GLRPPR Winter Meeting.


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  • Annis, Jack (Champaign, IL : Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable, 2002-02)
    Discusses Wisconsin's Drycleaner 5 Star and Environmental Certification Program. The partnership's objectives were to reduce overall usage of perchloroethylene (perc) and other solvents; reduce environmental impact through ...


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  • Vana, John M. (Champaign, IL : Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable, 2002-02)
    Discusses New York State's efforts to implement an environmental management system for state agencies.


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