The Incentive Program is Currently on Hold
The University has decided to put the efficient research equipment incentives on hold until further notice due the COVID-19 funding and budget impacts. We are hopeful that the incentive program will resume in the coming year (FY21) if the funding situation can be resolved. This is the first time the program has been put on hold in 5+ years of operation. Many thanks for your interest and efforts towards the purchase of energy efficient equipment.
On a case by case basis, CU Green Labs is able to offer financial incentives from Facilities Management for:
Purchasing energy efficient lab equipment
Covering disposal costs for lab equipment being retired without replacement
Piloting Room Temperature Sample Storage (RTSS)
Purchasing water efficient equipment
Replacing the use of a faucet aspirators with a vacuum pump
Replacing water-cooled condensers with waterless condensers
Free low flow aerators for lab faucets
How does the incentive program work?
- Our incentive program is for the purchase of energy or water efficient equipment.
- If a lab is planning on purchasing a new piece of equipment, or replacing a piece of equipment, the lab can contact us and apply for a financial incentive toward the purchase of the new equipment. This conversation needs to happen before the new purchase takes place.
- The value of the financial incentive is equivalent to up to 5 years of energy or water savings that CU Boulder will gain from the purchase of more efficient equipment.
- The lab pays for the new equipment in full, and once the equipment is on campus and working, if the incentive was approved by Facilities Management, FM will reimburse the lab for the value of the incentive.