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 the Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources. The trackers, installed in December, 2010, are operated by AllEarth Renewables under a power purchase agreement and will be purchased outright by UVM in five years.
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 Comprehensive Campus Renewable Energy Feasibility Study.
Clean Energy Fund Award: $24,750
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 500 Spear Street.
The Office of Sustainability coordinates and manages many campus sustainability related projects at UVM along with the following programs: