Living Green Revolving Loan Fund

Sustainable Practices - Lane's Living Green Revolving Loan Fund

Green Billion Dollar Challenge LogoLane is one of over sixty colleges and universities participating in the Sustainable Endowments Institute's Billion Dollar Green Challenge. This challenge encourages colleges and universities to invest a combined total of one billion dollars in self-managed revolving funds that finance energy efficiency improvements.

Lane established a fund for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in 2006. In January 2016, Lane Community College replaced its original Energy Carryover reinvestment fund in favor of a true revolving loan fund model for sustainability. In this revolving fund, dedicated capital is set aside in an account up front and is sustained by the money repaid from borrowers with savings and any incentives collected for energy, water, recycling, and resource conservation projects.


Lane’s Living Green Fund Request Form

Please complete this form to be considered for funding from Lane's Living Green Fund:

Type of resource for your project:

Water Efficiency - (examples: low flow water fixtures, dish washers, rain water harvesting, storm water systems, pervious pavement, etc)
Energy Efficiency - (examples: efficient lighting; day-lighting, LED lighting, lighting controls. plug load controls; timers, occupancy sensors, heating/cooling, refrigeration, equipment and/or controls. insulation, weatherstripping, etc. Includes active or passive solar thermal solar heating and/or cooling systems)
Resource Efficiency/Materials Management & Purchasing - (examples furniture; composting/recycling systems; paper management systems, etc)
Renewable Energy - (examples: solar electric generation, geothermal systems for heating, cooling & hot water; wind generation systems)

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How much are you planning on spending:
$50 to $9,999 - (break room improvements, office energy efficiency)
$10,000 to $49,999 - (equipment purchase; area upgrades)
equal or over $50,000 - (usually space remodels, building additions)