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CEF Projects Portfolio

2013-14 Projects

Tim DeChristopher

Clean Energy Futures Lecture/Workshop Series 2014-2015

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. Interested individuals or...

CEF Lecture Series: Campus Food & Energy Seminar Series

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 to sustainable university...

CEF Lecture Series: 2014 Energy Action Seminar

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. The first part is a seminar...

CEF Lecture Series: Smart Grid Seminar Series

This seminar focuses on exploring the next generation power grid and its relationship to renewable energy. The series will consist of talks, documentary films, and debates that bring...

Polar Power

Why use electricity to power mechanical, compressor-based refrigeration systems when cold, fresh air can cool a refrigerated space for free? This project involves a feasibility review of...

GreenSpeed4

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 has added about 35 new members to...

Off-Campus Student Energy Conservation Challenge

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 connect to residential smart meters and make...

Improve Bicycle Access at UVM

This project aims to improve bicycle access, safety, and facilities at the University of Vermont.  Through collaboration with multiple stakeholders, departments, and student groups at UVM,...

UVM Electric Vehicle Charging Station Feasibility 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.  Examples of questions we...

Johnson House Renewable Energy Feasibility Review

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 Gund Institute for Ecological...

2012-13 Projects

UVM Central Heat Plant - Solar Array Upgrade & Optimization

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. Inverters were installed to existing...

Hybrid Street Lamp System with Helix Bamboo Wind Turbines and Solar Panels

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 wind and solar during the daytime...

CEF Lecture Series: 2013 Energy Action Seminar

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 is a major impact on society...

UVM/Community 2013 Biomass Feasibility Study

This study will examine the technical and financial feasibility of piping excess thermal energy from the nearby wood-fired McNeil Generating Station, the city’s existing power plant, to the UVM...

2011-12 Projects

CEF Lecture Series: Climate Action Seminar

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 concluded with...

CleanSpeed: A Student Developed Zero Emissions Vehicle

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 was ready in time for the 2013...

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

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 Clean Energy Future Lecture/...

Virtualized Desktop Computer Lab in Kalkin

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 demonstrable configuration to...

Clean Energy Greenhouse

As the state’s premier agricultural research institution, UVM has the resources and desire necessary to become a national leader in the development of integrated food, energy and organic waste...

Compost Power: Using Compost Power to Heat a Greenhouse

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 compost, and support student...

2010-11 Projects

Comprehensive Campus Renewable Energy Feasibility 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 and generate scenarios to aid in...

Green Labs Program

The University of Vermont has 500+ laboratories on campus. Each lab houses instrumentation for research needs. This program seeks ways to reduce energy consumption in laboratory buildings...

Clean Energy Internship Program

The CEF will sponsor student internships dedicated to clean energy on campus. Applications for these funds from internship sponsors and applications for internships from interested students will be...

Clean Energy Futures Lecture/Workshop Series 2011-2013

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

Organic Solar Cells Fabricated by UVM Students

This project supported the development of a lab for two Spring 2012 courses in the Physics department: Physics 096, “Physics, Energy, and the Environment", a course recently developed...

GreenHouse Solar (structural & electrical 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 electrical feasibility study of the...

Pilot Revolving Door Installation (architectural 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 Center or Bailey-Howe Library....

2009-10 Projects

Equine Center Solar Photovoltaic System

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 in the Miller Research Center at...

Solar Hot Water System Project @ UVM

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 project that will be identified in the...

Aiken Solar Trackers

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 UVM's Aiken building, home of...

Energy Auditing & Retrofitting Course

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 funds for project implementation...

University-wide Energy Display System

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. This system will display the...

Virtual Solar Carport Course

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, Watts will link the data...

Solar Power & Smart Grid Lab @ Votey

The goal of this project was to transform Votey Hall into an integrated, wireless, smart grid and renewable energy laboratory. Specifically, students completed the following engineering tasks (you...

Biomass Feasibility Study for Trinity Campus

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 the Physical Plant Department...
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Clean Energy Fund Implementation and Education Program

This program is designed to support the implementation of CEF projects and connecting projects with academic activities on campus. The following components fo the program is the annual budget. ...