Oregon State University

Oregon State University

Oregon State University Sustainable Energy Revolving Loan Fund (SERLF)

The Oregon State University Sustainable Energy Revolving Loan Fund (SERLF) is a student program that provides a local source of low interest financing to accelerate sustainable energy projects on the OSU campus. Projects should provide student learning opportunities and demonstrate environmental leadership while providing economic benefit. The SERLF’s purpose is to assist projects that make the campus more energy efficient and decrease use of non-renewable energy. It particularly encourages projects providing hands-on education with the goal of creating competent graduates in the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy. The minimum project funding amount is $5,000. There is no maximum.

SERLF Administration
The SERLF is a program of the OSU Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) Fee Board, which provided startup funding for the SERLF and determines which projects to fund. SSI is a student-run and student-funded program. Operation of the SERLF is conducted by the OSU Sustainability Office, providing administrative and technical support, and connection to OSU’s strategic initiatives.


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Founding Circle


Corvallis, Oregon

Green Revolving
Fund Size

$1,000,000 Commitment


January 2010


Brandon Trelstad
Sustainability Coordinator