Northwestern University Ford Center
Loyola University Information Commons
Olivet Nazarene University Student Life and Recreation Center
Loyola University Quinlan School of Business
Kankakee Community College Wind Tower
Eastland School District 308, Lanark/Shannon IL
Community Unit School District 3, Neoga IL
Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Lake Shore Campus
LEED Gold designation incorporating all possible Energy and Atmosphere points.
ASHRAE Excellence in Engineering Award; First-Place: Chapter
Commonwealth Edison Smart Ideas Program incentive for $250,000
Illinois Clean Energy Program incentive for $90,000
Project Highlights and Results
- Elara Green Project: Geothermal, Cascading Natural Ventilation, Rainwater Harvesting, Biodiesel Boiler.
- Project incorporates an existing high-rise dormitory building with new, state-of-the art laboratory, classroom and dormitory spaces which interact as part of an energy efficient building complex.
- Vertical closed-loop geothermal system installed underneath the building with supplemental heat from a biodiesel fuel burning boiler.
- 56% energy cost reduction achieved, exceeding predicted value of 47%.
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