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  1. Geological Survey Laboratory

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 225 T-12 fixtures in the Geological Survey Laboratory were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 44,856 hours. The simple payback for this project is 2.59 years.

  2. F&S meeting with SSC re: Solar Farm

    Associated Project(s): 

    Jack Dempsey and Morgan Johnston from F&S met with Marika Nell (chair) and Mckenzie Beverage (program advisor) from the Student Sustainability Committee (SSC). This meeting was to give an overview of the Solar Farm project, and the anticipated funding needs.

  3. 14 Weeks Without Coal Burning

    Beginning on June 1, 2012 the University quit burning coal as the campus energy needs declined with the beginning of summer. The University had gone without coal for 20 weeks in the summer of 2011. Abbott Power Plant began burning coal again on September 5, 2012 after 14 weeks without burning.

  4. Update from Mark Barcus

    From: Barcus, Mark A
    Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 7:58 AM
    To: Beverage, McKenzie; Johnston, Morgan B; Thomas Ferrarell (tjferrarell@gmail.com)
    Subject: RE: Weatherization Update

    Hello All,

    The work on these buildings should start in the next couple weeks. The Craft & Trades are getting past their busy season since school has started.

    The only item I see on Tom’s list that may be an issue is the tuck pointing at the Native American House 1206 W. Nevada. I will have to speak with our Brickmasons Foreman to see if this can be done.

    As for the Speech Communication building let me see what the future plans for its use are.

    Thanks

    Mark

  5. Update from Mckenzie Beverage

    Hi Mark and Morgan,

    I met with Thomas today and we discussed the kits and email to be sent to the buildings. He is waiting on confirmation from Mark for the building upgrades. Do you know when those will begin? He would like to list the specific upgrades that will be made for each building when he contacts them. I have attached his list here. Please let him know if all of these will be able to happen and when.

    Additionally, Thomas was informed that the Speech Communications building is not occupied this semester. Do you know how long it will be unoccupied? If it is longer than the fall semester, Thomas suggested reconsidering completing the upgrades.

    Let me know if you would like to set up a meeting to discuss these items. Otherwise, Thomas will be needing the energy usage information from before and after the upgrades to include that in his final report. Thanks!  

    Best Regards,

    Mckenzie Beverage

  6. $250,000 available in FY13; allocation process TBD

    Associated Project(s): 

    Mike Marquissee confirmed the funding available for allocation in FY13 is $250,000. Doris Reeser stated that there will be no AFMFA allocation meeting this year.  It was decided that the call for proposals should wait until there is at least $1M to allocate from this fund.  Therefore, there will not be a selection process during FY13.

  7. Garage/ Car Pool

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 445 T-12 fixtures in the Admin Tech Info Building were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 70,200 hours. The simple payback for this project is 2.79 years.

  8. Price per kwh will include cost for connection to the grid

    Associated Project(s): 

    The RFP for the Solar Farm included various options on the pricing proposal form. Kent Reifsteck confirmed that we will move forward with getting approval from the Board of Trustees for the option that includes all costs in the price per kilowatt-hour. This includes the full ten year cost of the Solar Farm installation, operations, and maintenance, and the cost to connect the installation to the campus electrical grid.

  9. invoices to pay RSOs

    Morgan,

    I have attached the invoices for the RSOs. I have been informed by the RSO account tech that you need to make the check payable to the University of Illinois. You can put their RSO name in the memo or write c/o after the University of Illinois with their RSO name. Whichever works easiest for you. Once you have done this, please send the checks to me (my mail code is listed below). I will contact the students and give them instructions on how to cash these checks. Please let me know if you need anything further. 

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    From: Beverage, McKenzie
    Sent: Friday, August 17, 2012 10:37 AM
    To: Kealan O'Neil; O'Neil, Kealan Daniel; Jenny Allen; Allen, Jennifer M; Choi, Hiu Yan; Lin, Jiaxiu; Katie Kinley; julie.fry6@gmail.com
    Cc: Thomas Ferrarell; Johnston, Morgan B; Allen, Amy E
    Subject: RE: Weatherization Project Payments

    Hello all,

    Thank you so much for participating in the 2011-2012 Weatherization Program. Your incentives for participating in the program will be available at the Office of Registered Organizations on the day classes begin. Please ask for me when you arrive.

    When you come to pick up your check you will need to take it to the Cashier’s window in 100 Henry Administration Building. You will need your 4-digit RSO account number (ACCOUNT #1-90__ __ __ __-389005-307900-199000) in order to deposit the check into your RSO account. Your treasurer should know this number. If your treasurer does not know this number, he or she may request if from the Office of Registered Organizations (please note that only the treasurer may request this number).

    Please let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy the last few days of summer!  

    Best Regards,

    Mckenzie Beverage

    Program Advisor, Student Sustainability Committee

  10. Mailing Center

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 218 T-12 fixtures in the Mailing Center were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 33,971 hours. The simple payback for this project is 2.4 years.

  11. Children's Research Center

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 725 T-12 fixtures in the Children's Research Center were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 115,133 hours. The simple payback for this project is 3.53 years.

  12. Police Training Institute

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 604 T-12 fixtures in the Police Training Institute were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 90,436 hours. The simple payback for this project is 3.73 years.

  13. Memorial Stadium

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 821T-12 fixtures in Memorial Stadium were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 173,934 hours. The simple payback for this project is 2.41 years.

  14. Best and Final Offer (BAFO) received

    Associated Project(s): 

    The preferred vendor, as identified through the RFP evaluation process, was asked to submit a Best and Final Offer (BAFO). This item was received and the campus will finalize exact funding plan.

  15. Central Receiving Building

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 573 T-12 fixtures in the Admin Tech Info Building were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 107,680 hours. The simple payback for this project is 1.8 years.

  16. Fourth Street from Armory Avenue to Kirby Avenue

    This project will include resurfacing of Fourth Street from Armory Avenue to Peabody Drive and reconstruction from Peabody Drive to Kirby Avenue. It will incorporate on-street bike lanes, curb bump outs for narrowed crossing distances at selected intersections, and new traffic signals at the intersection of Fourth Street and Peabody Drive.

  17. Sixth Street from Armory Avenue to Gregory Drive

    This project will reconstruct pavement on the worst condition high volume streets and add bike lanes per current campus standards. This work will occur on Sixth Street from Armory Avenue to Gregory Drive. This will also upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Sixth Street and Gregory Drive to meet current federal standards and include pedestrian countdown signals.

  18. Campus Bike Project Funding Agreement

  19. Funding Award and Acceptance Letter_ECE Solar

    The new Electrical and Computer Engineering building (New ECE building) will be operational starting the fall semester of 2014, and will be a unique green building on the University of Illinois campus. It is designed to be the most energy efficient engineering building in the world and is targeting LEED platinum certification, the highest rating for efficiency. With the full planned solar energy complement, the building is projected to achieve net zero energy status. The facility will be one of the two largest net-zero energy buildings in the United States. It will be a facility that supports all its own energy needs – on average over each year – leaving no carbon or fossil consumption footprint. Although the ECE building design itself is intended to achieve LEED Platinum certification, the energy objectives go far beyond this rating to true energy sustainability.

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