- Locate areas of heavy student traffic
- Decide how big of a space will be used for Pavegen flooring, if not all
- Contact Pavegen for price and installation
- Installation should take up to two weeks
UIC has a population of 29,000 students, each taking an average of 8,000 steps per day. That totals up to a lot of wasted steps. But there is a way to make every step beneficial.
This project involves the installation of Pavegen tiles. These tiles take each step and transform its kinetic energy to electricity. This electricity can be used to power lights and advertising signs. The Pavegen system is also great with continuous use as it monitors footfall and predicts prime times and locations. Pavegen tiles are sustainable themselves, made out of 90% recycled materials, and highly durable. This product is being used all around the world yet only one public school in the U.S. has Pavegen tiles installed; UIC can be next. Not only will this project contribute to electricity savings and financial savings, but it will also help everyone in taking the necessary steps towards a more sustainable campus.
Here’s a short minute video on a school in Canterbury, Kent that provides a better explanation on the positive effects of Pavegen technology: https://youtu.be/g_Ii4CIFMCY
Preliminary Project Budget:
- Approximately $100 per tile*; if at least 100 tiles are purchased: $10,000
- Installation: $5000
- Total: $15,000
*Pavegen spokesperson affirms that they wish to reduce the price to $76 in the near future.