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  1. eGen009 Campus Geothermal Policy - Transmitted

    Following the completion of iWG assessment for EGEN009 Campus Geothermal Policy, the recommendation was transmitted to Dr. Mohamed Attalla, Director of Facilities & Services.

    See iWG assessment of EGEN009 Campus Geothermal Policy attached.

    See SWATeam Recommendation EGEN009 Campus Geothermal Policy here.

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  2. ALUFS006 Increased Agroforestry - Transmitted

    Following the completion of iWG assessment for ALUFS006 Increased Agroforestry, the recommendation was transmitted to Dean Kimberlee Kidwell of the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences.

    See iWG assessment of ALUFS006 Increased Agroforestry attached, saying, "Work with the university landscape architect, Brent Lewis, to develop a plan for adding trees along the Embarras, including costs and requirements, and supporting implementation."

    See SWATeam Recommendation ALUFS006 Increased Agroforestry here.

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  3. eGen010 Geothermal Feasibility Study - Transmitted

    Following the completion of iWG assessment for EGEN010 Geothermal Feasibility Study, the recommendation was transmitted back to the Energy SWATeam to conduct additional analysis and investigation of current campus geothermal efforts.

    See iWG assessment of EGEN010 Geothermal Feasibility Study attached.

    See SWATeam Recommendation EGEN010 Geothermal Feasibility Study here.

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  4. PWR017 Housing Representative for Zero Waste SWATeam - Successful

    University Housing Director, Alma Sealine, responded over email to Morgan White (Associate Director of F&S, Sustainability) in regards to the recommendation: "I support the recommendation."

    From this point on, Housing will be represented on the new Zero Waste SWATeam by Assistant Director of Dining Services Thurman Etchison.

    See SWATeam recommendation PWR017 Housing Representative for Zero Waste SWATeam here.

     

  5. eGen010 Geothermal Feasibility Study - Submittal

    The eGen SWATeam submitted a recommendation to the iWG, proposing that the university "Enter into a contract with an engineering firm to evaluate
    the feasibility of implementing geothermal energy technologies in future new construction and retrocomissioning of buildings on the UIUC campus."

    See attached the SWATeam recommendation eGen010 Geothermal Feasibility Study complete with comments from eGen SWATeam members.

    An iCAP Working Group assessment of this recommendation began on June 7, 2019.

  6. eGen009 Campus Geothermal Policy - Submittal

    The eGen SWATeam submitted a recommendation to the iWG, proposing the development of "a policy for the consideration of geothermal energy systems in all new or retro-commissioned buildings on UIUC campus."

    See attached the SWATeam recommendation eGen009 Campus Geothermal Policy complete with comments from eGen SWATeam members.

    An iCAP Working Group assessment of this recommendation began on June 7, 2019.

  7. PWR017 Housing Representative for Zero Waste SWATeam - Transmitted

    The PWR SWATeam submitted a recommendation asking the following:

    "PWR kindly requests the addition of a member from the Student Housing Department to the PWRSWATeam. Ideally, this person would be a director or associate director so that planning and initiatives will receive attention at the highest level and be disseminated effectively."

    As a recommendation with minor impact, and because a switch for former ALUFS SWATeam member and Assistant Director of Dining Services Thurman Etchison to the new Zero Waste team was already planned, it was transmitted directly to iWG member and University Housing Director Alma Sealine. 

    Morgan White wrote in the transmission:

    "As you know, we are modifying the SWATeam structure this year and we have asked Thurman to shift from the previous Agriculture, Food, Land Use, and Sequestration (ALUFS) SWATeam to the Zero Waste SWATeam. He agrees with this change and said “Please count me in” per the attached email.

    Please take a moment to reply and confirm that Housing is able to provide a Housing representative on the Zero Waste SWATeam this coming year."

    See attached the SWATeam recommendation PWR017 Housing Representative complete with comments from PWR SWATeam members.

  8. Trans011 Carbon Credit Fund - Submittal

    The Transportation SWATeam made the following recommendation: 

    "The Transportation SWATeam kindly requests that the university incentivize the switch of mode of transport for faculty through the something of the order of university carbon credit sales fund. This could be done by both penalizing those who choose to travel via air (a tax) and rewarding those who choose lower-emitting modes of transport (telecommunication, train, car, etc.) through a subsidy.

    As a SWATeam member mentioned, this program would work with reducing emissions from long-distance travel."

    See attached the SWATeam recommendation Trans010 Mode Share Survey with comments from Transportation SWATeam members.

    An iCAP Working Group Assessment of this recommendation began on July 2, 2019.

     

  9. PWR018 iBUY Modification - Submittal

    The PWR SWATeam submitted a recommendation asking the following:

    "The PWR SWATeam kindly requests that the following four improvements be made in the iBUY shopping dashboard.
    • Prioritize sustainable products (e.g. office paper, cleaning products) in the catalogue.
    • Prioritize sustainable and smart electronics (e.g. computers, monitors, TV’s, etc), that are certified as energy-efficient (Energy Star and EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool), rated computers and electronics to reduce energy consumption).
    • Develop a more logical search mechanism for the website so sustainable products are found quicker and prioritized.
    • Simplify “punchout vendor” catalogs and make them emphasize sustainable products."

    See attached the SWATeam recommendation PWR018 iBuy Modification complete with comments from PWR SWATeam members.

    An iCAP Working Group assessment of the recommendation began on July 2, 2019. 

  10. ALUFS006 Increased Agroforestry - Submittal

    The ALUFS SWATeam submitted a recommendation to the iWG proposing that the university: 

    "Obtain more agroforestry by increasing trees campus-wide. Initial focus can be along the Embarras river between 1st Street and Airport Road (CR 1100 N), where approximately 32 acres of riparian forest buffer could be planted. Additionally, general addition of trees to campus proper, including on parking lots."

    See attached the SWATeam recommendation ALUFS006 Increased Agroforestry complete with comments from ALUFS SWATeam members.

    An iCAP Working Group assessment of this recommendation began on June 7, 2019.

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