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Compost Power: Using Compost Power to Heat a Greenhouse

2011-12 Projects
Project Timeline: 
07/2012 to 07/2013
Project Progress: 
100%

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 internships and learning experiences on campus.

CleanSpeed: A Student Developed Zero Emissions Vehicle

2011-12 Projects
Project Timeline: 
07/2012 to 05/2013
Project Progress: 
100%

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 International Formula Hybrid Competition in May 2013, where CleanSpeed placed 2nd in the electric division. The team will be working on a second iteration of the vehicle, using the existing structure, in 2013-2014 for next year's Formula Hybrid Competition. 

Clean Energy Greenhouse

2011-12 Projects
Project Timeline: 
07/2012 to 06/2013
Project Progress: 
55%

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 processing systems.  The Clean Energy Greenhouse-a first phase feasibility and design project-will explore compost heat as an energy source for a combined research and production greenhouse at the UVM Horticulture Farm.

Virtualized Desktop Computer Lab in Kalkin

2011-12 Projects
Project Timeline: 
05/2012 to 12/2012
Project Progress: 
100%

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 roll out VDIs across campus. This pilot project is a collaboration between Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) and School of Business Administration with the goal of reducing energy consumption by computer labs.  

CHA Selected to Conduct a Comprehensive Renewable Energy Feasibility Study for CEF

On February 24, 2012, a Request for Proposal released for a Comprehensive Campus Renewable Energy Feasibility Study. This project was proposed in Fall 2010 and awarded funding from UVM's Clean Energy Fund in spring 2011.

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund
AASHE Stars

CEF Awards $102K to Four Projects for 2011-2012

Four projects have been approved for funding from the Clean Energy Fund Committee. Nearly $102,000 will be awarded to the selected projects, pulling from the $225,000 generated each year from the Clean Energy Fund (CEF). The Clean Energy Fund assesses UVM undergraduate and graduate students a $10 fee each semester to establish new clean energy projects on and around the UVM campus.

Awarded projects include the following:

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

The End of Cheap Energy- James Kuntsler

James Howard Kuntsler
March 14, 2012
Room: 
Davis Center- Silver Maple Ballroom
Contact(s): 
Cheryl Morse, cemorse@uvm.edu

James Howard Kunstler is  author of "Geography of Nowhere", "Home from Nowhere",  "The Long Emergency" and a number of other books and blogs (http://www.kuntsler.com).  A compelling and forceful truthteller, Kuntsler will lay out a vision of a world dependent on cheap energy and approaching a devastating turning point--a turning point that will return the nation to a place where community matters, where neighbors gather and people build places they value.

UVM ID Required: 
No
Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

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