SEI/AASHE Webinar on Implementation Strategies for GRFs

April 26, 2013

On Tuesday, April 23, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), and the Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI), hosted a webinar addressing implementation approaches and strategies for green revolving funds.

The green revolving fund model helps colleges and universities finance urgently needed energy efficiency upgrades on campus. However, many schools face challenges in designing, implementing, and managing revolving funds. This webinar drew on the direct experience of administrators from schools with revolving funds, and from AASHE and SEI’s publication: Green Revolving Funds: An Introductory Guide to Implementation and Management.

This webinar included an overview by the Guide’s lead author, Joe Indvik, Consultant at ICF International. Susan Kidd, Director of Sustainability at Agnes Scott College, and Matt O’Keefe, Campus Energy Manager at the University of New Hampshire, presented on how their fund implementation process was conducted and how the insights in the Guide can be helpful to other schools looking to start green revolving funds. The webinar was moderated by Judy Walton, Chief Publications Officer at AASHE. Topics covered included sourcing seed funding, making the business case for a revolving model, auditing and identify projects, and measuring and verifying energy and cost savings.

To access an archived version of the webinar and powerpoints, visit or email for more information.