Conserving Energy and $

The Campus Energy Conservation Advisory Committee assesses energy-
use reduction opportunities and guides conservation initiatives
on the Urbana-Champaign campus. Student, faculty and staff
representatives from a wide range of academic and administrative
areas make up the committee, whidh is finalizing the UIUC Energy
Policy. Inside Illinois publishes an occasional column reporting
the committee's work and other energy news.

Campus Normalized Energy Consumption
The above chart illustrates the gradual increase in energy
consumption on campus from FY 1984 to FY 1992. It shows total
energy consumption, corrected for square footage and weather
severity (degree days). The increase is largely attributed to the
growth of computer usage and research activity. The chart also
indicates a slight downturn in normalized energy consumption for
FY 1993 and FY 1994. Certainly a portion of this decrease can be
attributed to the Energy 2000 program. The consumption level
should continue to decline as more Energy 2000 projects are

Energy 2000 - FY 1995 Project Progress ...
  * Pump-motor speed controls: Installation of 19 speed-control
    units will commence in the coming weeks at Beckman Institute,
    Burrill Hall, Henry Administration Building, Roger Adams Lab,
    Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital, Plant Sciences Lab, Plant
    and Animal Biotechnology Lab and Veterinary Medicine Basic
    Sciences Building.
  * Fan-motor speed controls: O&M received outside bids Oct. 28 for
    two more projects. Construction will start as soon as the bids
    are approved. Controls then will be installed on 46 additional
    motors at Beckman Institute, Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences
    Building, Advanced Computation Building, Art and Design Building,
    Levis Faculty Center, Krannert Art Museum, Commerce West Building
    and Education Building, totaling approximately 1,000 horsepower.
    The overall payback is 2.36 years.

Exit Signs
Three fluorescent exit lights were replaced with signs lit with
L.E.D.s in the Environmental and Agricultural Sciences Building
as a test site. These new exit signs use about 90 percent less
energy and have an estimated life of 80 years compared to 1.5
years for the fluorescent lamp. Twenty-two exit light fixtures
are also being retrofitted at the Fire Service Institute. If the
L.E.D.-style exit signs meet O&M engineer expectations, O&M
gradually will begin to replace the 11,000 exit lights on campus.

Did You Know ...
The 10 buildings on campus with the highest energy use:
  1. Advanced Computation Building
  2. Materials Research Lab
  3. Microelectronics Lab
  4. Natural Resources Studies Annex
  5. Morrill Hall
  6. Roger Adams Lab
  7. Medical Sciences Building
  8. Burrill Hall
  9. Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital
 10. Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building

These 10 buildings consume about 15 percent of the total campus
energy use.

UIUC -- Inside Illinois -- 1994/11-17-94