There are many ways to finance sustainability, campus energy efficiencies, and resilience efforts. The campus examples below offer concrete examples of unique ways that institutions have taken to finance their own projects.
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich. Facilities management, project cost and avoidance, Return on Investment (ROI): LED conversion, parking structure LED upgrades, chemistry building lab exhaust and ice arena heat recovery system.
West Chester University, West Chester, Pa. Geothermal initiative - long range plan with components, system performance and financial information.
CalTech Energy Conservation Investment Program (CECIP), Pasadena, CA States the process, criteria and projects and graphs the program financials and results. It is development of a program that combines finance, engineering and operations to implement energy conservation measures without negatively impacting research.
Denison University, Granville, OH Green Revolving Fund - definition, initiatives, specifics example of financial investment and return on building improvements.
McLennan Community College, Waco, TX Reduction in cost of electrical, water and gas from 2008 to 2014 - good graph highlighting dynamic improvement due to projects and staff training.
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC Combined heat and power plant describes how consolidated plant provided reliable emergency power, financial advantage, provided fuel and technology flexibility, removed deferred maintenance and created savings in two years. Also included on the poster is the email/phone/name contact info for the National Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) for all seven regions in the U.S.
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI Green revolving fund history - clear graphics from 1980 on reducing costs with investment and average annual return on investment - Official joining 2012 Billion Dollar Green Challenge with graphics clearly identifying the need, process and savings on investment and ROI.
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine A solar project for campus use that is third party financed, built, owned and maintained by SolarCity.
Delaware State University, Dover, Del. Energy performance contracting