State releases more than $4.2M in Rebuild Illinois funding to replace GSU HVAC systems

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State releases more than $4.2M in Rebuild Illinois funding to replace GSU HVAC systems

April 19, 2021 - 21:33
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The Illinois Capital Development Board today last week more than $4.2 million has been released for the replacement of HVAC systems at Governors State University. 

The funding will help address deferred maintenance projects on the GSU campus that have been stalled due to a lack of investment by previous administrations. 

“Governors State University is excited to begin work on this project which will improve the air distribution and quality for our students, faculty, and staff. This work is vital as we continue evaluating and updating our COVID-19 safety precautions. Additionally, the HVAC renovations will create greater system efficiencies to increase performance while lowering costs. We greatly appreciate the distribution and approved release of these funds by Governor Pritzker,” GSU President Cheryl Green said.

“Illinois’ large university and community college system is vitally important to our long-term economic success, and it’s essential that we make investments to these institutions that will allow them to perform at their highest. I appreciate this attention being given to the infrastructure needs of Governors State University, and I’m certain those using the campus will appreciate the improved conditions brought by a new HVAC system,” State Rep. Anthony DeLuca (D-Chicago Heights) said.