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  1. SSC and SECS letter writing campaign

    In January 2009, the Student Sustainability Committee (SSC) and Students for Environmental Concerns (SECS) wrote letters to the university administration (trustees, Chancellor and Provost’s offices, deans and assistant deans, department heads, faculty and senate faculty) asking for support for the campus wind farm project.

  2. Altgeld Hall

    Associated Project(s): 

    A total of 740 lighting fixtures in Altgeld Hall were changed from T-12 fixtures to T-8 fixtures as part of the ICECF Lighting Retrofit. This will allow an Annual kWh Savings of 123,985 hours. The Simple Payback for changing the fixtures in Altgeld Hall is zero years, since the Classroom Renovation Project funded this work. Occupancy sensors were also installed in the lighting retrofit of this building in order to provide further energy savings.

  3. Law Building

    Associated Project(s): 

    A total of 2,539 lighting fixtures in the Law Building were changed from T-12 fixtures to T-8 fixtures as part of the ICECF Lighting Retrofit. This will allow an Annual kWh Savings of 421,882 hours. The Simple Payback for changing the fixtures in the Law Building is 3.07 years.

  4. Green Roof Metrics Class

    The Student Sustainability Committee funded a the Green Roof Metrics Class Project, which will support class projects to assess the impact on sustainability of the green roof on the new Business Instructional Facility. Students in Professor Werth's Hazardous Waste Management course in Spring 2009 and Sustainable Urban Engineering course in Fall 2009 will make measurements of the filtration and thermal properties of the green roof. Hopefully, these projects will also help establish the roof as a laboratory for future student and faculty research projects on this topic. The SSC gave $13,100 in funding.

  5. Second Team added

    Associated Project(s): 

    The first Retro-Commissioning (RCx) team was created in August of 2007. Due to their significant success in saving energy, a second team was started in January of 2009. 

  6. Complaint letter from SSC and SECS

    Following the cancellation of the wind turbine project on South farms, the Student Sustainability Committee (SSC) and Students for Environmental Concerns (SECS) wrote a complaint letter to the Chancellor Richard Herman. SSC and SECS expressed their disappointment about the decision as well as the timing of the decision. They were also upset because the university didn't discuss or consult with the student stakeholders in this decision.

  7. Student protest

    Following cancellation of the wind project, the students were angry about autocratic and secretive behaviour of the university administration regarding cancellation. They were disheartened and upset with the timing of the decision because the decision came during the finals week when the students were pre-occupied and under stress with exams. Students felt that university's choice of cancelling the project during the finals week was to avoid any response or protest from the students.

    However, following the finals week, students protested the decision of cancelling the wind turbine project.

  8. Advanced Computation Building

    Associated Project(s): 

    A total of 531 lighting fixtures in the Advanced Computation Building were changed from T-12 fixtures to T-8 fixtures as part of the ICECF Lighting Retrofit. This will allow an Annual kWh Savings of 84,092 hours. The Simple Payback for changing the fixtures in the Advanced Computation Building is 2.95 years.

  9. Child Development Laboratory

    Associated Project(s): 

    A total of 314 lighting fixtures in the Child Development Laboratory were changed from T-12 fixtures to T-8 fixtures as part of the ICECF Lighting Retrofit. This will allow an Annual kWh Savings of 50,497 hours. The Simple Payback for changing the fixtures in the Child Development Laboratory is 3.49 years.

  10. Turner Student Services Building

    Associated Project(s): 

    A total of 3,799 lighting fixtures in the National Soybean Research Center were changed from T-12 fixtures to T-8 fixtures as part of the ICECF Lighting Retrofit. This will allow an Annual kWh Savings of 597,686 hours. The Simple Payback for changing the fixtures in the Turner Student Services Building is 1.89 years.

  11. Psychology Building

    Associated Project(s): 

    The lighting fixtures in the Psychology Building were changed from T-12 fixtures to T-8 fixtures as part of the ICECF Lighting Retrofit. In this facility, 2,571 fixtures were changed. This will allow an Annual kWh Savings of 393,534 hours. The L.S. project seperately funded 1,812 of the 2,571 fixtures. Occupancy sensors were also installed in the lighting retrofit of this building in order to provide further energy savings.

  12. National Soybean Reasearch Center

    Associated Project(s): 

    The 1,481 lighting fixtures in the National Soybean Research Center were changed from T-12 fixtures to T-8 fixtures as part of the ICECF Lighting Retrofit. This will allow an Annual kWh Savings of 248,885 hours. The Simple Payback for changing the fixtures in the National Soybean Research Center is 1.28 years.

  13. AASHE award application FY08

    Associated Project(s): 

    In the past two years, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has made a substantial and systemic commitment to sustainability. This commitment is expressed in our strategic plan, in the development of a campus Sustainability Council, a new Office of Sustainability, and in a host of other ways that impact our curriculums, physical design, and our daily practices.

    See file.

  14. English Building

    Associated Project(s): 

    The lighting fixtures in the English Building were changed from T-12 fixtures to T-8 fixtures as part of the ICECF Lighting Retrofit. In this facility, 1,006 fixtures were changed. This will allow an Annual kWh Savings of 245,319 hours. The Simple Payback for changing the fixtures in the English Building is 1.31 years. Occupancy sensors were also installed in the lighting retrofit of this building in order to provide further energy savings.

  15. LED Exit Signs Phase 2

    Associated Project(s): 

    Phase 2 of the LED Exit Sign project to replace incandescent exit signage with LED fixtures started on June 30, 2008. This phase of the project will replace fixtures in the Armory, Foellinger Auditorium, Harding Band Building, Illini Hall, the Optical Physics Building, the Illinois Program for Research & Humanities, the Architecture Building, Noble Hall, the Art & Design Building, the Music Building, Flagg Hall, and University High School.

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