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UVM/Community 2013 Biomass Feasibility Study

2012-13 Projects
Project Timeline: 
05/2013 to 05/2014
Project Progress: 
100%
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 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. 
 

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

2012-13 Projects
Project Timeline: 
05/2013 to 05/2015
Project Progress: 
100%

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 is stored in a battery to ensure the lighting in the night through an integrated control system. By simulating microstructure features of natural bamboo, innovative carbon fiber composites will be used to fabricate a parallel system.

UVM Central Heat Plant - Solar Array Upgrade & Optimization

2012-13 Projects
Project Timeline: 
05/2013 to 05/2014
Project Progress: 
100%

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 panels, enhancing the public access to data via a dashboard system. The second phase involved the installation of additional 29.8- kW solar panels with new technology on the UVM Central Heating Plant. The dashboard system for the upgrade and new installation helps compare two solar panel systems of differing ages. 

Clean Energy Fund Committee Approves Two New Projects



Two projects have been approved by the Clean Energy Fund Committee. Nearly $179,800 will be awarded to the selected projects, pulling from the $225,000 generated each year from the Clean Energy Fund. The Clean Energy Fund assesses UVM undergraduate and graduate students a $10 fee each semester to establish new clean energy education, research and installation projects on and around the UVM campus. 

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

CHA Presentation on CEF Comprehensive Campus Renewable Energy Feasibility Study

Page on which this will appear: 
UVM Resources
Published: 
11/2012

presented on November 13, 2012 by Jack Honor from Clough, Harbour & Associates (CHA), the firm who conducted the Comprehensive Campus Renewable Energy Feasibility Study (CCREFS) for the Clean Energy Fund

Up and running: CEF's Virtualized Desktop Computer Pilot Project

A couple weeks ago, CEF Fellow Kate Blofson interviewed Nick Gingrow, IT Professional for BSAD, on the Virtualized Desktop Computer project. This project was proposed in 2011 and approved in 2012. To learn more, check out the VDI project profile


And watch the interview on Vimeo:

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

Green Funds 2.0: The Nitty-Gritty of Campus Sustainability Fund Management from the Ground Up

Page on which this will appear: 
External Resources
Published: 
10/2012

prepared by Mieko Ozeki, Katherine Walsh (UC Berkeley), Kevin Ordean (Northern Arizona University), Lilith Wyatt (McGill University), Melody Hartke (North American University), and McKenzie Beverage (University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign) and presented at the AASHE 2012 Conference.

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