EIU receives $5.4 million to upgrade HVAC, Plumbing Systems

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Eastern received over $5.4 million from the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget to upgrading HVAC/Plumbing Systems in Coleman Hall and the Life Sciences Building.

This includes upgrading the ventilation units, air-handling units, cooling and heating coils and the system controls, and replacing the domestic water distribution system, according to the press release.

Abatement of asbestos-containing materials may also be required.

The Illinois Comptroller now has authority to officially release these dollars to EIU so these projects can start.

The funding is part of the Fiscal Year 2019 capital budget approved by lawmakers in late May.

The story will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.

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