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Clean Energy Fund Projects
Project Category: Research
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 available real-time energy consumption information. Burlington Electric Department is in the process of deploying Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) in the city, but choices of how, when, and whether or not to use HEDs have not yet been made.
01/2014 to 05/2014
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 to sustainable university food service, including energy issues. These events will serve an educational purpose for the UVM community and also provide a forum for discussion regarding our community goals for the UVM campus food system.
05/2013 to 05/2014
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’s existing power plant, to a portion of the UVM campus and the nearby hospital. This community energy idea is often described as “district heating (DH).” If implemented, Community DH would bring UVM within reach of its student-supported goal of climate-neutral heating and cooling by 2020.
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