Energy conservation efforts earn $169,000 for future faculty improvements

(Graphic courtesy of UI Facilities and Services)

In an era when stewarding resources is more critical than ever, departments and units in eight campus facilities will be recognized for their energy conservation success during the Campus Sustainability Celebration Wednesday, October 25 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.

The Energy Conservation Incentive Program (ECIP) will award $169K toward future building or site improvements at the facilities which showed the greatest percentage energy reduction from fiscal year 2016-17.

The ECIP started five years ago as a way to encourage and reward energy conservation achievements, in support of the Climate Leadership Commitments. Since its inception, the ECIP has awarded approximately $1.1M for sustainability upgrades across campus such as adding bicycle racks, LED lighting, and occupancy sensor controls for lighting and HVAC.


  • The 41% energy reduction for Foellinger Auditorium marks the largest improvement for the Occupant Action category in the program’s history – the next highest total was an Admissions and Records 39.2% reduction in FY15
  • ACES Library, Information & Alumni Center is the fourth library to win an ECIP award. The Undergraduate, Main, and Grainger all won in 2013
  • There have been seven repeat winners in the ECIP: 1207 W. Oregon, Early Child Development Laboratory, Atmospheric Sciences Building, Davenport Hall, Spurlock Museum, Admissions and Records, and Doris Kelley Christopher Hall
  • 1207 W. Oregon tied with Temple Hoyne Buell Hall for fourth place in Occupant Action in 2016
  • The Early Child Development Laboratory also won in 2015 in Energy Advancement

For a complete list of winners, click here.