$480,000 in SEP Funds Supported Energy Efficiency Upgrades at Illinois Schools

SEP funds leveraged

Local workers hired

118,000 therms
Amount of natural gas saved annually


In Illinois, the State Energy Office utilized $480,000 of SEP funds to help schools in the City of Rantoul install geothermal heating and cooling systems. The project significantly reduced the district’s energy usage and resulted in the hiring of approximately 145 local workers. The grant was awarded to Rantoul City School District 137 through the Thermal Efficiency for Public Facilities program, a component of the State’s Energy Plan. The project will result in more than 118,000 therms of natural gas being saved.

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