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CEF Projects Portfolio

2015-16 Projects

Clean Energy Fund Review

Project Category: Program Operations CEF Project Cost: $17,740 Project Champions: Gioia Thompson A review of the history of the Clean Energy Fund.

2014-15 Projects

Internship for "Cow Power Demystified"

Project Category: Research/Study UVM Extension staff, faculty, and students will further their work with farmers to investigate the viability of using farm-produced methane to generate electricity....

Clean Energy Industry Internship Program

Project Category: Education This pilot project will create opportunities for energy-related internships by developing, administering, and piloting an internship program. The intent of the project is...

Testing of Hybrid Street Lamp System with Helix Bamboo Wind Turbines and Solar Panels (Phase II)

Project Category: Research/Study A hybrid street lamp system, using dynamic LED lights that are powered by a combination of helix bamboo wind turbines and solar panels, was built in Spring 2014....

OSI PI Software, Building Energy Tracking and Savings

Project Category: Infrastructure This software package will provide a platform for students, faculty, and staff to access the University's energy consumption data. The software features a tool to...

Financial Model for UVM/Community Biomass Feasibility Study (Phase II)

Develop and run a financial and energy model that the University of Vermont and the University of Vermont Medical Center, as potential anchor customers for thermal energy from the McNeil Generating...
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Student Energy Action Seminar Series

Project Category: Education The Student Energy Action Seminar series is a fall series of energy seminars tied to academic course offerings and applied experiential education through energy related...

Anaerobic Digestion Guest Lecturer

Project Category: Education Speaker: Alexander Eaton, MS, International Renewable Resources Institute / Sistema Biobolsa / Ashoka Fellow / charity: water     Reviewing experience from 10...

Sponsor of Power from the North Conference

Project Category: Education Remaining funds from the 2014 Energy Action Seminar were applied toward sponsorship of the Power from the North Conference.  "Power from the North" is...

Carbon and Energy Policy Seminar Series

Project Category: Education Two sponsored talks will be delivered by speakers on the following topics: 1. Understanding Carbon Tax: A Public Seminar and Dialogue. 2. Vermont's Green Energy Plan...

Renewable Energy Network: Student Chapter of the American Solar Energy Society

Project Category: Education The Renewable Energy Network is a student chapter of the American Solar Energy Society at the University of Vermont. Students have the opportunity to get a...

2013-14 Projects

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Clean Energy Futures Lecture/Workshop Series 2014-2015

Project Category: Education The CEF set aside funds to sponsor clean energy-related lectures, talks, symposia, and/or workshops. Applications will be solicited with a rolling submission deadline....

CEF Lecture Series: Campus Food & Energy Seminar Series

Project Category: Education This lecture series will bring 3-5 guest speakers to the University of Vermont during the Spring 2014 semester to share their expertise on a range of subjects related...

CEF Lecture Series: 2014 Energy Action Seminar

Project Category: Education This series builds on the successful experiences of the Fall 2013 Energy Action Seminar Series to conduct a high-impact Energy Action Seminar series in the Fall of 2014....

CEF Lecture Series: Smart Grid Seminar Series

Project Category: Education   This seminar focuses on exploring the next generation power grid and its relationship to renewable energy. The series will consist of talks, documentary...

Polar Power

Project Category: Research/Study Why use electricity to power mechanical, compressor-based refrigeration systems when cold, fresh air can cool a refrigerated space for free? This project...

GreenSpeed4

Project Category: Infrastructure GreenSpeed4 will be AERO’s fourth generation hybrid vehicle. The AERO team has decided to design and build a vehicle with a parallel hybrid system.  AERO...

Off-Campus Student Energy Conservation Challenge

Project Category: Education/Infrastructure CEF funds will be used to provide home energy devices (HEDs) to UVM students living off-campus in Burlington, at no (or, a subsidized) cost. These devices...

Improve Bicycle Access at UVM

Project Category: Research/Study This project aims to improve bicycle access, safety, and facilities at the University of Vermont.  Through collaboration with multiple stakeholders, departments...

UVM Electric Vehicle Charging Station Feasibility Study

Project Category: Research/Study The UVM Electric Vehicle Charging Station Feasibility Study will evaluate how best to bring electric vehicle charging stations to the University of Vermont campus....

Johnson House Renewable Energy Feasibility Review

Project Category: Research/Study This feasibility review will examine the potential for geothermal energy and for solar trackers on the lots immediately adjacent to the Johnson House, home to the...

2012-13 Projects

UVM/Community 2013 Biomass Feasibility Study (Phase I)

Project Category: Research/Study   This study examined the technical and financial feasibility of piping excess thermal energy from the nearby wood-fired McNeil Generating Station, the city...

UVM Central Heat Plant - Solar Array Upgrade & Optimization

Project Category: Infrastructure This was a two-phase project.  The first phase upgraded the existing solar array panels, a 4.8-kW system installed in 2001, on the UVM Central Heating Plant....

Hybrid Street Lamp System with Helix Bamboo Wind Turbines and Solar Panels (Phase I)

Project Category: Research/Study This project is a hybrid street lamp system using dynamic LED lights powered by a combination of helix bamboo wind turbines and solar panels. Energy harvested from...

CEF Lecture Series: 2013 Energy Action Seminar

Project Category: Education This is a seminar series on renewable energy to include speakers focused on U.S. and global renewable energy programs and Vermont state programs and organizations. Energy...

2011-12 Projects

CEF Lecture Series: "Vermont's Energy Future" Lecture Series Keynote Speaker, James Howard Kunstler

Project Category: Education The CEF awarded funds to the Center for Research on Vermont for a spring 2012 lecture series on campus, titled "Vermont's Energy Future," as part of the...

Virtualized Desktop Computer Lab in Kalkin

Project Category: Infrastructure The Virtualized Desktop project focuses on virtualizing one computer lab in the Kalkin building as a pilot to build the capacity and  to create a ...

Clean Energy Greenhouse

Project Category: Infrastructure As the state’s premier agricultural research institution, UVM has the resources and desire necessary to become a national leader in the development of...

Compost Power: Using Compost Power to Heat a Greenhouse

Project Category: Infrastructure This project involves onsite composting as the heat source for an existing greenhouse structure at Slade Hall. In addition, it will produce organic vegetables and...

CEF Lecture Series: Climate Action Seminar

Project Category: Education This special Fall 2012 seminar series featured top-level thinkers engaged in identifying best practices as we navigate our climate future.  The Climate Action Seminar...

CleanSpeed: A Student Developed Zero Emissions Vehicle

Project Category: Infrastructure UVM's Alternative Energy Racing Organization (AERO) built an all-electric, zero emissions race car over the course of 2012-2013 academic year.  A race-ready vehicle...

2010-11 Projects

Green Labs Program

Project Category: Research/Study The University of Vermont has 500+ laboratories on campus. Each lab houses instrumentation for research needs. This program seeks ways to reduce energy...

Clean Energy Internship Program

Project Category: Education The CEF will sponsor student internships dedicated to clean energy on campus. Applications for these funds from internship sponsors and applications for internships from...

Clean Energy Futures Lecture/Workshop Series 2011-2013

Project Category: Education The CEF set aside funds to sponsor clean energy-related lectures, talks, symposia, and/or workshops. Applications were solicited with a rolling submission deadline....

Organic Solar Cells Fabricated by UVM Students

Project Category: Research/Study This project supported the development of a lab for two Spring 2012 courses in the Physics department: Physics 096, “Physics, Energy, and the Environment...

GreenHouse Solar (structural & electrical study)

Project Category: Research/Study Though solar energy opportunities on campus will be addressed in the comprehensive campus renewable energy feasibility study, the CEF will support a structural and...

Pilot Revolving Door Installation (architectural study)

Project Category: Research/Study Proposed by the Physical Plant Department, this project will lay the groundwork for a potential installation of energy-saving revolving doors at either the Davis...

Comprehensive Campus Renewable Energy Feasibility Study

Project Category: Research/Study How significant a role can campus-based renewable energy play in UVM’s progress towards carbon neutrality? The CEF funded a study to help answer this question...

2009-10 Projects

Equine Center Solar Photovoltaic System

Project Category: Infrastructure This project involved the installation of a 32kW static electric grid-tied photovoltaic system at the site of University of Vermont’s Ellen A. Hardacre Equine Center...

Solar Hot Water System Project @ UVM

Project Category: Infrastructure Formerly called the Slade Hall Solar Hot Water System project, the funding for this project has been earmarked for a future solar hot water system installation...

Aiken Solar Trackers

Project Category: Infrastructure In 2010, the CEF funded the installation of seventeen 4 kilowatt Solar Photovoltaic Tracker Panels, which will count towards LEED accreditation for the greening of...

Energy Auditing & Retrofitting Course

Project Category: Education The CEF funded the development of an energy auditing course (CDAE 195) by Gund Institute Fellow and Rubenstein and CDAE faculty Gary Flomenhoft. The CEF also provided...

University-wide Energy Display System

Project Category: Infrastructure The CEF is supporting the expansion of a building dashboard system similar to the current system in the Davis Center and the system planned for the new Aiken building...

Virtual Solar Carport Course

Project Category: Education In 2010, the Clean Energy Fund voted to support the development of a new course module by Richard Watts of UVM's Transportation Research Center. In Spring 2011, Dr,...

Solar Power & Smart Grid Lab @ Votey

Project Category: Infrastructure The goal of this project was to transform Votey Hall into an integrated, wireless, smart grid and renewable energy laboratory. Specifically, students completed the...

Biomass Feasibility Study for Trinity Campus

Project Category: Research/Study This project, approved by the CEF committee in 2010, explored the feasibility of a potential biomass energy system on UVM's Trinity Campus.  Interns in...
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Clean Energy Fund Implementation and Education Program

Project Category: Program Operations This program is designed to support the implementation of CEF projects and connecting projects with academic activities on campus. The following components fo the...