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Departmental and Unit Funding Available for Utility Conservation Projects

Posted by Kejsi Ago on March 25, 2022

Departmental or Unit Funding Available for Utility Conservation Projects

The RLF application form includes step-by-step instructions and examples.
F&S is accepting new Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) applications for utility conservation projects envisioned by academic, auxiliary, and administrative units. Since 2011, the RLF has supported over $7.5M in transformative projects, allowing colleges, departments, and institutes to modernize their spaces through the following work:

  • LED lighting upgrades
  • Occupancy sensor installations
  • HVAC enhancements
  • Chilled water and steam mechanical system improvements
  • Direct Digital Control transitions 2
  • Building envelope repairs

To request similar projects or propose other concepts, download the 2022 application form at The file includes step-by-step instructions and additional information. The deadline to submit projects is April 25, and the RLF Committee will begin evaluating proposals in May 2022.

Project selection will be based on payback period, reduction of greenhouse gases, fund size impact, project coordination, and visibility. Successful RLF projects have nearly doubled the fund to more than $4M through targeted, strategic investments that use the projected savings to deliver annual payback. Approximately $1M in funding is available for this project selection cycle.

For questions, contact Engineering Specialist Amber Perfetti at or 217-244-7708.