Green Revolving Fund

The Green Revolving Fund (GRF) is a revolving fund that provides funding for efficiency projects across campus that support energy reduction and climate action goals. The initial fund was set up in 2013 with $500,000 from the State of Oregon for capital improvements and since has added additional funding through savings from the University’s utility budget, energy incentive rebates from the Energy Trust of Oregon, and the University’s voluntary travel offset program for a total fund of over $1.5 million. 

Since inception, the GRF has supported over 15 projects and resulted in an anticipated energy savings of over $250,000 annually. 

Creation of the fund includes PSU in the Billion Dollar Green Challenge, which encourages colleges, universities, and other nonprofit institutions to invest a combined total of one billion dollars in self-managed revolving funds that finance energy efficiency improvements.

Project Selection Committee

Projects are selected using the criteria listed here by a committee consisting of the following members:

  • Elliott Gall - Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Assistant Professor
  • Jenny McNamara - Campus Sustainability Office, Director
  • Amanda Wolf - Campus Sustainability Office, Program + Assessment Coordinator
  • Quinn Soifer - Capital Projects & Construction, Technical Services Manager
  • Cary Morris - Facilities & Property Management, Assistant Director of Operations and Maintenance

Selected Projects Matrix