Durbin Announces More Than $1 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Energy Efficiency Research in Urbana

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that Creative Thermal Solutions, Inc. in Urbana, Illinois, will receive $1,010,611 in funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This funding will be used to research ways to dramatically increase the efficiency of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and to pursue technologies that apply to both air conditioning and refrigeration.

“This funding is an investment in the effort to reduce the carbon footprint of Illinois residents and businesses,” said Durbin.  “It will help create the technologies and products that that will drive us toward a greener economy.”

This funding is part of more than $76 million in Recovery Act awards announced nationwide by the Department of Energy today to help make the nation’s buildings more energy efficient and cost-effective. Today’s awards will be used to support advanced energy-efficient building technology projects and the development of training programs for commercial building equipment technicians, building operators, and energy auditors.