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Projects Updates for place: Roger Adams Laboratory

  1. Award Letter and Report - Styrofoam Densifier

    This project is intended to permanently set up styrofoam (expanded polystyrene, or EPS) recycling on the UIUC campus for the first time. This project aims to emulate a very successful program at the University of Wisconsin at Madison; some funding has already been secured for student support and supplies from UW as part of an EPA grant that students and postdocs there have received. The key difference between UIUC and UW is that UW had the benefit of a local styrofoam recycler, and UIUC does not have that benefit: the closest recycler is in Indianapolis and the cost of transporting undensified EPS is too high for this to be viable. This project will establish a partnership with Community Resource, Inc. in Urbana, who have agreed to handle all of the logistics of picking up styrofoam from large containers (“gaylords”) in campus buildings, transporting it to their site, feeding it into a machine called a “densifier”, and selling the densified material to a company in Chicago. Community Resource, Inc. will in return pay back a portion of the proceeds from the sales in order to support student interns on campus who will promote and support the program. The goal of this project is to establish a self-supporting program that will ultimately capture most of the styrofoam waste from our campus and recycle it, while supporting student interns to oversee and continually improve the program.

  2. Community Resources Inc interested in partnering with iSEE

    On 12/03/2014 03:06 PM, Bartels, Bart A wrote:

    Hi Everyone,

    I just concluded a conversation with Matt Snyder of Community Resource Inc (CRI).  He is very interested in housing a densifier.  I am going to set up a meeting with him to work out the details and get pricing.  This is going to be the proposal based on his interests and our needs:

    Participating buildings will have a Gaylord on the dock for EPS dropoff.  CRI will pick up the gaylords and take the material to their facility, where the densifier or compactor will be housed.  Matt will take care of paying the labor for pick-ups, processing, and sales.  He will be paid out of the sales revenue with part of the revenue coming back to us.  The money coming back will pay for interns that will facility more EPS collection.  The meeting will determine responsibilities and how the revenue will be divided. 

    I am hopeful that we can work out acceptable terms.  Matt wants to make this work.  He said he shipped out a truck load of EPS this morning, even though it didn’t make sense.  I will let you know when the meeting is to take place.

    Bart

  3. Gregory Hall

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the ICECF 2009 Lighting Retrofit, 426 T-12 fixtures in Gregory Hall were replaced with the more energy-effiecient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 68,862 hours. The simple payback for this project is -4.1 years. There are 777 T-12 fixtures in Gregory Hall remaining to be switched.

  4. David Kinley Hall

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the ICECF 2009 Lighting Retrofit, 858 T-12 fixtures in the David Kinley Hall were replaced with the more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 84,223 hours. The simple payback for this project is -5.36 years. There are 54 fixtures that remain to be done in David Kinley Hall.

  5. Morrill Hall

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the ICECF 2009 Lighting Retrofit, 195 T-12 fixtures in Morrill Hall were replaced with the more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 25,781 hours. The simple payback for this project is -4.45 years. There are 2,594 T-12 fixtures in Morrill Hall that remain to be switched.

  6. Lincoln Hall

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the ICECF 2009 Lighting Retrofit, 1,728 T-12 fixtures in Lincoln Hall were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 99,886 hours. The simple payback for this project is -8.03 years.

  7. Vet Med Basic Sciences Building

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the ICECF 2009 Lighting Retrofit, 4,248 T-12 fixtures in the Vet Med Basic Sciences Building were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 796,429 hours. The simple payback for this project is 0.11 years.

  8. Vet Med Large Animal Clinic

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the ICECF 2009 Lighting Retrofit, 1,990 T-12 fixtures in the Vet Med Large Animal Clinic were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 320,117 hours. The simple payback for this project is 0.23 years.

  9. Vet Med Small Animal Clinic

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the ICECF 2009 Lighting Retrofit, 1,928 T-12 fixtures in the Vet Med Small Animal Clinic were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 67,145 hours. The simple payback for this project is 0.83 years.

  10. Vet Med Chiller Plant

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the ICECF 2009 Lighting Retrofit, 115 T-12 fixtures in the Vet Med Chiller Plant were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 28,742 hours. The simple payback for this project is -0.2 years.

  11. Abbott Power Plant (partial)

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the ICECF 2009 Lighting Retrofit, 177 T-12 fixtures in the Abbott Power Plant were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 27,909 hours. The simple payback for this project is 0.74 years.

  12. Digital Computer Laboratory

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the ICECF 2009 Lighting Retrofit, 2,793 T-12 fixtures in the Digital Computer Laboratory were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 422,793 hours. The simple payback for this project is 0.23 years.

  13. Coordinated Sciences Laboratory

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the ICECF 2009 Lighting Retrofit, 1,903 T-12 fixtures in the Coordinated Sciences Laboratory were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 295,922 hours. The simple payback for this project is 0.78 years.

  14. Illinois State Water Survey

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the ICECF 2009 Lighting Retrofit, 1,154 T-12 fixtures in nine buildings belonging to the Illinois State Water Survey were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 181,017 hours. The simple payback for this project is -2.45 years.

  15. Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the ICECF 2009 Lighting Retrofit, 2,977 T-12 fixtures in the Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 403,004 hours. The simple payback for this project is 1.17 years.

  16. Computing Applications Building

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the ICECF 2009 Lighting Retrofit, 621 T-12 fixtures in the Computing Applications Building were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 113,735 hours. The simple payback for this project is 0.74 years.

  17. Medical Sciences Building

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the ICECF 2009 Lighting Retrofit, 2,195 T-12 fixtures in the Medical Sciences Building were replaced with the more energy-effiecient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 416,547 hours. The simple payback for this project is 11.68 years.

  18. Roger Adams Laboratory (completed)

    Associated Project(s): 

    A portion of the T-12 fixtures in the Roger Adams Laboratory were retrofitted in the 2008 leg of the ICECF Lighting Retrofit. The remaining 2,064 fixtures were replaced in the 2009 Retrofit, however, allowing an additional Annual kWh Savings of 157,759 hours. The Simple Payback for the replacing these fixtures in the remaining portion of the building is 3.34 years.

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