You are here

All Project Updates

Pages

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

    Attached Files: 
  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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. 

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

Pages