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Lighting Retrofits ICECF Grants (Completed)

Recent Project Updates

  • 3/14/2014

    In March 2014, F&S applied for funding from ICECF to support additional T12-T8 lighting retrofits.  The amount requested is $88,127.00.

  • 5/31/2011

    In April 2009, ICECF granted the University funding in the amount of $822,174.00 toward conversion from T-12 ccompact flourescent light bulbs to T-8 bulbs throughout campus.  All work needed to be completed by March 31, 2011.  The initial reimburs


The Foundation's lighting programs continue to assist Illinois communities improve lighting quality and lower utility bills by the simple act of replacing old light fixtures with high efficiency bulbs and ballasts. Over 4,000 buildings have been upgraded, leading to electricity demand savings of over 130 megawatts.

For 2014, the Foundation is introducing a new incentive and format methodology for Energy Efficiency Lighting Grants.

The new format and incentive structure provides:

  • A fixed incentive rate of $0.15 cents per Kilowatt-Hour (KWh) projected to be saved in the first year or 40% of the total project cost whichever is less. The new incentive rewards reduced energy consumption as opposed to reduced installed capacity.
  • Open eligibility to ALL Units of Local Government and federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. Applicants served by past Foundation lighting programs would regain FULL eligibility subject to available annual funding (i.e., K-12 Schools, Colleges & Universities, Park Districts, Public Libraries and Child Care Centers)
  • Outdoor lighting improvements related to Building Property Use will continue to be eligible for funding. (funding for outdoor systems began with the Foundation's September 2013 application cycle)


This project focuses on the replacement of T12 lamps and magnetic ballasts within lighting fixtures located in 21 of our laboratories, libraries, and classroom buildings on campus in favor of newer more efficient ones.  The new lamps will be Super T8 type with electronic ballasts.

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Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Bob Romo