Spotlight Projects

  • 2014 Major Campus Street Projects

    Apr 23, 2014
    street_closures_overall_map Several major street projects will be under construction in 2014.  The purpose of these projects is to improve safety and mobility on campus as well as improve drainage and street surface conditions.  These projects will cause extended street closures and traffic detours for both motorized vehicles and pedestrians.  Your patience is appreciated while these important improvements are made.  Please use caution when traveling through construction areas.  Pay careful attention to traffic control signs and reduce speed.  See overall map (pdf)  and additional information below.

    Information on all of the major campus street 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/