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  1. Green Allerton Wood-fired Boiler Funding Agreement

    The goal of this project is to replace a natural gas heating system at Allerton Park with an Outdoor Wood-fired Boiler System. This replacement will eliminate considerable CO2 emissions from the current system and result in substantial cost savings. The use of a renewable resource (wood) in place of a non-renewable one (natural gas), combined with the greenhouse gas emissions reduction will help increase campus sustainability, thus the Student Sustainability Committee is in favor of funding the full requested amount of $25,500.

  2. Campus Recreation Water Conservation Funding Agreement

    Water conservation initiatives have generally taken a back seat to energy conservation at the University of Illinois. Campus Recreation has proposed a comprehensive upgrade of restroom facilities in all three of their buildings, with the potential of reducing water consumption by almost 6.5 million gallons annually. This work would be highly visible to students and in a fellow student-fee supported unit. Thus, the Student Sustainability Committee is in favor of proving upto $30,000 in incentives at the rate of $0.30 per $1.00 spent.

  3. Bike Parking Funding Agreement

    The goal of this project is to fund installation of bicycle parking facilities at the Undergraduate Library, the Ag. Sciences Engineering Building and Freer Hall. Cycling is a sustainable form of transportation, highly used by the student body, and inadequately supported on campus. Thus the students sustainability committee is in favor of funding the full requested amount of $10,600.  

  4. Everitt Electrical Building

    Associated Project(s): 

    A total of 2,059 lighting fixtures in the Everitt Electrical Building were changed from T-12 fixtures to T-8 fixtures as part of the ICECF 2008 Lighting Retrofit. This will allow an Annual kWh Savings of 336,327 hours. The Simple Payback for changing the fixtures in the Everitt Electrical Building is 2.25 years.

  5. Agriculture Engineering Sciences Building

    Associated Project(s): 

    A total of 1,236 lighting fixtures in the Agriculture Engineering Sciences 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 193,605 hours. The Simple Payback for changing the fixtures in the Agriculture Engineering Sciences Building is 2.36 years.

  6. Henry Administration Building

    Associated Project(s): 

    A total of2,135 lighting fixtures in the Henry Administration 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 358,223 hours. The Simple Payback for changing the fixtures in the Henry Administration Building is 1.75 years.

  7. Armory

    Associated Project(s): 

    A total of 2,046 lighting fixtures in the Armory 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 312,561 hours. The Simple Payback for changing the fixtures in the Armory is 2.56 years. Occupancy sensors were also installed in this facility for further energy savings.

  8. Mumford Hall

    Associated Project(s): 

    A total of 1,508 lighting fixtures in Mumford 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 240,593 hours. The Simple Payback for changing the fixtures in Mumford Hall is 1.96 years.

  9. Plant Sciences Laboratory

    Associated Project(s): 

    A total of 1,009 lighting fixtures in the Plant Science 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 159,182 hours. The Simple Payback for changing the fixtures in the Plant Sciences Laboratory is 3.25 years.

  10. Madigan Laboratory

    Associated Project(s): 

    A total of 2,587 lighting fixtures in Madigan 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 401,383 hours. The Simple Payback for changing the fixtures in Madigan Laboratory is 2.35 years.

  11. Loomis Laboratory

    Associated Project(s): 

    A total of 2,001 lighting fixtures in Loomis 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 316,267 hours. The Simple Payback for changing the fixtures in Loomis Laboratory is 2.61 years.

  12. Materials Research Laboratory

    Associated Project(s): 

    A total of 2,253 lighting fixtures in the Materials Research 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 360,623 hours. The Simple Payback for changing the fixtures in the Materials Research Laboratory is 1.63 years.

  13. Materials Science Engineering Building

    Associated Project(s): 

    A total of 893 lighting fixtures in the Materials Science Engineering Building were changed from T-12 fixtures to T-8 fixtures as part of the ICECF 2008 Lighting Retrofit. This will allow an Annual kWh Savings of 154,715 hours. The Simple Payback for changing the fixtures in MSEB is 3.99 years.

  14. Mechanical Engineering Laboratory

    Associated Project(s): 

    A total of 1,395 lighting fixtures in the Mechanical Engineering 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 245,845 hours. The Simple Payback for changing the fixtures in the Mechanical Engineering Building is 1.77 years.

  15. Talbot Laboratory

    Associated Project(s): 

    A total of 1,814 lighting fixtures in Talbot 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 330,664 hours. The Simple Payback for changing the fixtures in Talbot Laboratory is 1.53 years.

  16. Engineering Sciences Building

    Associated Project(s): 

    A total of 701 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 110,376 hours. The Simple Payback for changing the fixtures in the Engineering Sciences Building is 3.04 years.

  17. Project kick off

    Associated Project(s): 

    The kickoff meeting for the ISTC geothermal study was led by Todd Rusk at ISTC on March 9, 2009.  The agenda was 1) to discuss the overall project objectives, tasks, and requirements and 2) to begin preparations for drilling the test wells.

    Participants included: Tom Abram, Eliana Brown, Kenneth Hlinka, Thomas Holm, Michael Jeffords, David Larson, Tim Lindsey, Kent Reifsteck, Bill Shilts, Douglas Walker, and Angela Wisehart.

  18. Students' letter to the Governor

    In late January 2009, students wrote a letter to the Governor, Pat Quinn, requesting him for support and assistance in the campus wind farm project. This letter addressed the need of wind generation capacity on campus and requesting the governor to persuade the Chancellor to bring the wind power to the campus.

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  19. 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.

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