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  1. News about Christopher Hall winning

    Saving energy pays off for Christopher Hall

    Clayton Glazik 3/5/2014

    Since we were little our parents have told us to turn off the lights after we leave a room. That is just what the Christopher Hall residents at the University of Illinois did in 2013. By shutting the lights off in rooms not in use, switching their lights to compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, as well as other sustainable practices, the building was able to cut back its energy usage by 30.6% from the previous year.

    The campus Facilities & Services (F&S) hosted a reception at Christopher Hall on February 14 to celebrate the building’s accomplishment in the F&S Energy Conservation Incentive Program (ECIP). A campus-wide sustainability effort, ECIP provides building upgrades to facilities that produce top energy conservation results in energy advancement and occupant action categories. ECIP calculates how much money the buildings are saving in energy reduction and gives it back to the building to pay for upgrades.

    Christopher Hall, which houses the Family Resiliency Center (FRC), the Autism Program (TAP), several classrooms, faculty and staff offices, and a family research home, saved nearly $22,000. According to FRC Director Barbara Fiese, a building committee recommended investing the funds in a bike rack since so many people cycle to work, as well as other items that can further reduce energy usage.

    In 2010, the University of Illinois published a climate action plan that set aggressive timeliness for reducing energy consumption on campus. Currently, there are more than 300 such active projects, which can be tracked at http://icap.sustainability.illinois.edu/projects.

    “At the end of the day, if we really want to meet ICAP goals, we have to do more,” says Al Stratman, F&S executive director. “That is why we came up with ECIP, which mirrors the campus goals.”

    At the award ceremony, faculty and students pledged to continue reducing energy in their lifestyles by taking public transportation, using natural light in their offices rather than electricity, and shopping more at local food markets instead of commercial grocery stores. With their current sustainable practices and these recent pledges, Christopher Hall will continue slashing their energy consumption, making the Illinois campus a greener place.

    (from Family Resiliency Center news http://illinois.edu/lb/article/3493/82438)

  2. News about Library winning

    Libraries Win Energy Awards

    Jan 23, 2014

    The Energy Conservation Incentive Program (ECIP) at Illinois awards building upgrades on campus in facilities which have produced top energy conservation results. Each year eight campus buildings receive ECIP awards in two separate categories. Those selected have demonstrated the greatest percentage of energy conservation over a one-year period.

    In 2013, three of eight awards went to Urbana campus libraries. The Undergraduate Library won 1st Place in the Occupant Action category; in the Energy Advancement category, the Main Library took 3rd Place while the Grainger Engineering Library took 4th Place. These libraries will work with the Utilities & Energy Services Division within Facilities & Services at the University to implement upgrades to their appearance or functionality.

    The Energy Advancement category is for campus buildings whose energy reduction is the result of central funding from a significant energy conservation project. The Occupant Action category is for those buildings which have not benefited from such projects in the last fiscal year.

    To learn more about the ECIP, please visit go.illinois.edu/ecip.

    (from Library News at http://www.library.illinois.edu/news/ECIP2013.html)

  3. Printing and Photographic Services Building

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 862 T-12 fixtures in the Printing and Photographic Services Building were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 151,916 hours. The simple payback for this project is 3.15 years.

  4. FY13 ECIP Award Winners Announced

    Energy Advancement Category

    1. Atmospheric Sciences Building            53.3%
    2. Spurlock Museum                                      44.5%
    3. Main Library                                                 43.1%
    4. Grainger Engineering Libra                    41.3%

    Occupant Action Category

    1. Undergraduate Library                            35.2%
    2. Law Building                                                  35.1%
    3. Christopher Hall                                          30.6%
    4. Henry Administration Building             28.4%
  5. Explanation of calculations

    We take total energy usage by building (electricity, Steam, Nat Gas and Chilled Water) convert all of those to one common unit, MMBTU (million British Thermal Units) and after adjusting for the weather differences between years, compare each building's annual usage with the year before.  We then convert the change into a percentage and then rank all eligible buildings by percentage saved.  The top four in each category win first through fourth.     Having won in FY13 does not disqualify you from winning in the future.  The goal is to encourage individual contributions to saving energy.   Mike Marquissee

  6. Agriculture Bioprocess Lab

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 436 T-12 fixtures in the Agriculture Bioprocess Lab were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 68,289 hours. The simple payback for this project is 3.62 years.

  7. Animal Sciences A/C Center

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 50 T-12 fixtures in the Animal Sciences A/C Center were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 7,884  hours. The simple payback for this project is 3.56 years.

  8. University Press

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 488 T-12 fixtures in the University Press Building were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 76,948 hours. The simple payback for this project is 3.64 years.

  9. Transportation Building

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 547 T-12 fixtures in the Transportation Building were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 86,251 hours. The simple payback for this project is 3.56 years.

  10. Temple Hoyne Buell Hall

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 471 T-12 fixtures in Temple Hoyne Buell Hall were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 74,267 hours. The simple payback for this project is 3.56 years.

  11. Speech and Hearing Clinic

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 47- T-12 fixtures in the Speech and Hearing Clinic were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 74,110 hours. The simple payback for this project is 3.08 years.

  12. Shelford Vivarium Greenhouse

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 335 T-12 fixtures in the Shelford Vivarium Greenhouse were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 52,823 hours. The simple payback for this project is 3.53 years.

  13. Personnel Services Building

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 433 T-12 fixtures in the Personnel Services Building were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 68,275 hours. The simple payback for this project is 3.2 years.

  14. Nuclear Physics Lab

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 415 T-12 fixtures in the Nuclear Physics Lab were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 65,437 hours. The simple payback for this project is 3.56 years.

  15. Natural Resources Studies Annex

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 1,200 T-12 fixtures in the Natural Resources Studies Annex were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 189,216 hours. The simple payback for this project is 3.56 years.

  16. Levis Faculty Center

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 189 T-12 fixtures in the Levis Faculty Center were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 29,802 hours. The simple payback for this project is 3.56 years.

  17. International Studies Building

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 571 T-12 fixtures in the International Studies Building were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 90,035 hours. The simple payback for this project is 3.56 years.

  18. Illini Hall

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 610 T-12 fixtures in Illini Hall were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 96,185 hours. The simple payback for this project is 3.56 years.

  19. Huff Hall

    Associated Project(s): 

    As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 426 T-12 fixtures in Huff Hall were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 67,172 hours. The simple payback for this project is 3.56 years.

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