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Opportunity Overview

Build a Sustainability Fund through a $500,000 gift to support energy efficiency and sustainability projects that yield financial savings. The fund is revolving in that it will collect the savings from the projects to earn a return and invest in sustainability programs at Carolina. The structure will include:

1. Application – Departments, community members, etc. will submit applications that include the project description, the funding required, and the expected annual savings to be generated

2. Review – Applications will be reviewed by a committee using established prioritization criteria

3. Funding – Accepted projects receive funding

4. Payments – The fund will be repaid through project savings

5. Investments – Projects will repay the loaned capital plus a return on investment through project savings