Achieving our sustainability goals requires action, and while we develop a guiding plan for how to achieve the campus sustainability vision, Illinois Tech is implementing the projects and programs listed below in order to have an immediate, positive impact.

Campus Sustainability Projects

Energy Efficiency

  • Target buildings based upon audit and metering
  • Expanded building automation
  • Motor replacement
  • LED conversion and lighting controls

Metering Modernization

  • Upgrade 400-plus meters on campus to digital read
  • Provide real-time information via the internet
  • Improve on-going collection and management of data
  • Automate some functions of the Campus Resource Audit
  • Facilitate the need for parallel construction competitions and transparent reporting

Smart Grid/Perfect Power

  • Completing the loops on the south substation
  • Adding flywheel storage units to the smart grid
  • IIT-Bronzeville microgrid cluster