We aim to make
USF a greener campus
University of St. Francis
Greening of Campus
Sharing knowledge through hands on experience
Florence Reed is a Woodrow Wilson fellow that will be at St. Francis on the week of March 24 through 28. She is the president and founder of Sustainable Harvest International. (Download the on presentation summary PDF for more information on Florence Reed!)
A Student Design Competition for Sustainability - An EPA Grant project
2008-2009 The University of St. Francis (USF) is embarking on a new water conservation project based on water collection from permeable pavers and other water collection systems. The project will also study contaminants in the water collected, as well as the feasibility of recycling rainwater for future use.
If successful, the program has the potential to serve over 2000 students and staff on campus, involving students, faculty, staff, and the neighborhood in setting an example to the entire community of the value of conserving water through collection, assessing levels of contaminants, remediating any contamination found, and ultimately reusing the water collected. Due date for grant application is Dec 20, 2008.
USF Receives $95,946.00 Grant
Illinois Clean Energy Foundation Lighting Grant
- Grainger begins audit in February 2006 for proposed 2007 Lighting Grant.
- Lighting Grant would partially fund lighting upgrade on campus.
- T12 system would be replaced by new energy efficient T8 Fixtures and in some cases, replace with energy efficient ballasts and exit lighting.
- The upgrade would improve lighting quality on campus and reduce operating and maintenance expenses.
- The estimated cost of the project is $172,920.96.
- The total savings is estimated to be approximately $54,896.00 in the first year. Over ten years, we will save about $629,319.00.
To continue with our campus greening effort, the asphalt removed for the brick pathway was recycled and will be reused to resurface existing driveways.
Greening of Campus Community (GCC)