La Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua Promotes Sustainability in Mexico through New Green Building 
Like many other universities across the globe, La Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua (UACH) is making an effort to “go green.” Specially, UACH recently announced that it will develop a new three-story building from recyclable materials, which will house: student service offices; scholarship offices; international and national student offices; a laboratory; career coordination offices; and 50 work cubicles for students.
Alfredo de la Torre Aranda, the university’s Faculty Director of Accounting and Administration, said the building will employ sustainable water and electrical systems. In an effort to promote sustainability in Mexico, the building will have both water and energy recovery systems based upon research on the sun’s trajectory. The building will also be the first sustainable building designed by architect Arturo Morales Rangel.
Once complete, UACH will compete in an international green building competition – where the top prize is $20,000. If UACH takes first place, the university will use the funds to improve the green building and provide student scholarships.