Spotlight Projects

  • Energy Performance Contracting

    Aug 09, 2013

    Energy Performance Contracting projects at the University of Illinois began with the $20M Veterinary Medicine ESCO (Energy Service Company) and Oak Street Chiller Plant ESCO projects. The Vet Med ESCO project is expected to reduce the department’s energy usage in more than a half a million gross sq. ft. by 40% with an annual estimated cost avoidance or more than $800K. In an ESCO, the university enters into an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) with an accredited energy service company. This contract provides the services required to design and implement a comprehensive project at the customer facility, from the initial energy audit through long-term guarantee of project savings.

    For More Information:
    http://www.energysystemsgroup.com/vetmed/

  • iCAP (Illinois Climate Action Plan) Portal

    Aug 09, 2013

    The iCAP: A Climate Action Plan, provides interim target dates for actions leading to carbon neutrality, enhanced sustainable curriculum for students, expanded research, and programs to track those efforts.27 The 61 page document details the university’s carbon footprint with a campus emissions inventory, describing the strategies and recommended actions to meet future emission reduction goals, including developing renewable energy sources. There are more than 300 projects related to the iCAP to date.

    To visit the Portal:
    http://icap.sustainability.illinois.edu/

  • Instructional Space Improvement Initiative (ISI)

    Aug 09, 2013

    The Instructional Space Improvement initiative (ISI) is a more than $70M, five year plan for infrastructure and technology upgrades to classrooms and labs at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

    Every hour, 9000 students receive instruction from more than 125 faculty members in learning spaces expected to be addressed in the ISI.  The ISI will provide more comfortable and energy-efficient learning environments with air conditioning, ventilation, window and roof replacements, and other infrastructure improvements.

    For more information:
    Instructional Space Improvement Initiative (ISI)