College of Business: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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BIF Videos

Photo: Business Instructional Facility


Climate Action Plan of the University of Illinois

With BIF as the backdrop, Tom Abram, Sustainability Coordinator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Facilities & Services discusses the Climate Action Plan. As a signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), the University of Illinois is required to submit a Climate Action Plan that includes mitigation strategies for getting our campus to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. A working draft of the plan is posted on the Office of Sustainability Web site at


UI-7 Explores BIF

Join UI-7 on a tour of the Business Instructional Facility (BIF) located on the U of I campus. BIF is home to the College of Business and is the first "green" building in the University's 141-year-old history. UI-7's Karis Morrall explores all that makes this building green, plus what makes it so attractive to students.


Construction Time-Lapse

Watch the entire construction process in this ten minute time-lapse video, which begins in April of 2006 and ends in July of 2008. There is also a high-definition version available.

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Construction Video

Take a peek inside the building during construction. These photos were taken in February 2008.


The College Comments

A five minute video featuring members of the College community discussing the new Business Instructional Facility.

Groundbreaking Slideshow

A photo slideshow of the day's activities.

The Future of Education

A streaming video of the panel discussion featuring University of Illinois President B. Joseph White, former President Stanley Ikenberry and Chancellor Richard Herman.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

A streaming video of the ceremony featuring distinguished guests and alumni.


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