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ERIC Number: ED540315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Iowa State University: Live Green Revolving Loan Fund. Green Revolving Funds in Action: Case Study Series
Billingsley, Christina
Sustainable Endowments Institute (NJ1)
The $3 million Live Green Revolving Loan Fund (LGRLF) at Iowa State University (ISU) was launched in 2008. The LGRLF is unique in its decentralized implementation structure which allows each department and building to reap the benefits of their own efficiency measures and gives individual departments the incentive to propose resource-saving projects. After modifying budgeting processes to allow for this decentralized structure, ISU administrators created the fund under the leadership of the university president. Since then, ISU's fund has provided capital for more than 11 unique projects throughout campus, focusing on areas such as waste diversion, energy conservation, and efficiency. (Contains 12 endnotes.) [Additional funding for this paper was provided by the David Rockefeller Fund, HOK, John Merck Fund, Merck Family Fund, Roy A. Hunt Foundation, U.S. EPA Green Power Partnership, and Wallace Global Fund.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Kresge Foundation
Authoring Institution: Sustainable Endowments Institute
Identifiers - Location: Iowa