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I Hotel and Conference Center

1900 S. First Street
61820 Champaign , IL
United States

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Project Description
Illinois Conference Center Expansion: LEED Silver

The I-Hotel Conference Center Expansion was certified LEED Silver on April 10, 2021. The project was awarded 53 out of a total of 110 points on the LEED v4 scorecard in the BD+C: New Construction category. The new conference center features significant indoor and outdoor water usage reduction, optimized energy performance, and renewable energy production with rooftop solar panels.

Solar PVs on I Hotel and Conference Center

Solar Panels installed by Solar Essence includes the following features:

  • Weatherproofing using 2" conduit and fitting
  • Media center or suitable housing for network/communication connection
  • 198 Blue Sun BSM380M-72 5BB Panels 
Green Roof on iHotel

In the Fall of 2012, as a further step to conserve natural resources and encourage sustainability throughout the University of Illinois south campus, a 2,860 square-foot green roof system was developed for the conference center roof, adjoining the iHotel. This eco-friendly system created additional green space and complements the natural landscaping that has already been implemented in the Research Park.

Glove Recycling

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign participates in Kimberly-Clark’s RightCycle Program.

Project Updates

  • 11/9/2021

        01214-E4 is the meter in the Energy Billing System that tracks the solar production on the roof of the I Hotel and Conference Center.  To look it up, be sure to search for the Conference Center, rather than the iHotel.  It is building 1214.

  • 4/22/2021

    The Solar Array on the I-Hotel and Conference Center is now producing electricity. This is a 149.7 kW Solar Array. This project was completed in December 2020.