RU Wins State of IL Grant to Conserve Energy and Save Money

RU's Schaumburg Campus (photo: M. Radeck)

RU’s Schaumburg Campus (photo: M. Radeck)

Roosevelt University was awarded a grant in April 2015 that was applied toward upgrading the energy efficiency  lighting systems for its National Historic Landmark Auditorium Building at the Chicago Campus as well as for the entire Schaumburg Campus facility. The grant was made by the Illinois Clean Energy Foundation. It not only enables Roosevelt to take another stride toward energy efficiency and environmental awareness; it also helps the University reduce the cost of its monthly electricity bill.

Installation of the systems was completed last month and we are looking forward to seeing what our savings will total. At the Schaumburg Campus alone, estimated cost reduction could total $13,600 annually. The university expects to save 169,681 kilowatts hours of electricity through the grant program.

For more information on this and other RU sustainability initiatives, contact Rebecca Quesnell, Environmental Sustainability Student Associate (rquesnell@roosevelt.edu).

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