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  1. Computing Applications Building

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    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.

  2. Medical Sciences Building

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    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.

  3. BLUE LEED standard info

    Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDⓇ) is a green building certification and rating system established by the US Green Business Council which provides a framework for the design and construction of green buildings.  The F&S Planning and Construction Divisions successfully implemented LEEDⓇ Silver standards and practices on all capital construction projects over $5 million. As of January 2011, all new construction will strive for LEED Gold Certification.  Facilities & Services employs 25 LEEDⓇ Accredited Professionals. 

  4. BLUE Sustainable planting info

    Sustainable plants are native species that are resilient to insects and disease.  Once established, they require minimal fertilizer, watering, and upkeep.  The F&S Grounds Department planted 80 native trees last year and more than 2,300 native grasses in the last three years.  Campus locations with native grasses include: Roger Adams Laboratory, the Institute for Genomic Biology, the Agricultural Engineering Building, and the Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building. 

  5. News article about meeting between the university and City of Urbana

    In December 2010, the News-Gazette published an article regarding the meeting between the university officials and the city of Urbana representatives. In this meeting, the university officials would take questions, concerns, and comments about the wind turbine from the people.

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