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2011 Clean Energy Fund Projects Selected

The University of Vermont's Office of Sustainability has announced the final project selections made by UVM's Clean Energy Fund committee and approved by Vice President of Finance & Administration, Richard Cate for its 2010-2011 funding cycle. The Clean Energy Fund committee, composed of undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, and alumni allocated up to $234,050 to 7 final projects chosen from 68 entries received during its 2010-2011 Call for Ideas.

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

Pilot Revolving Door Installation (architectural study)

2010-11 Projects
Project Progress: 
10%

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. Because revolving doors are a highly visible, culturally significant, and architecturally distinct approach to efficiency, this project would be well-aligned with the mission of the Clean Energy Fund. The end project would eventually involve students in measuring the actual energy, cost savings, and carbon reductions achieved once the revolving doors have been installed and in use.

GreenHouse Solar (structural & electrical study)

2010-11 Projects
Project Progress: 
10%

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 GreenHouse residential learning community facilities for a potential rooftop solar array.

Clean Energy Fund Award: *This project will be implemented as part of the Comprehensive Campus Renewable Energy Feasibility Study.

 

Organic Solar Cells Fabricated by UVM Students

2010-11 Projects
Project Timeline: 
07/2011 to 05/2012
Project Progress: 
100%

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 and taught by Dr. Malcolm Sanders, and Physics 202, "Experimental Physics", taught by Dr. Randy Headrick.  A work-study student working with Dr. Randy Headrick helped to prepare the equipment and materials for the labs, and to develop the procedures for depositing the thin films of semiconductors and the aluminum contact layers that comprise the organic solar cells.

Clean Energy Futures Lecture/Workshop Series 2011-2013

2010-11 Projects
Project Timeline: 
05/2011 to 12/2013
Project Progress: 
100%

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 departments applied for funds to offset a significant percentage of costs, such as speaker honoraria and travel, and event services charges.  

Clean Energy Fund Budget: $20,000

Clean Energy Internship Program

2010-11 Projects
Project Timeline: 
06/2011
Project Progress: 
100%

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 received and evaluated on a rolling basis. Possible internships may include: campus energy management, energy accounting, energy mapping, installations & feasibility studies, outreach and marketing, and documentation.

Clean Energy Fund Annual Budget: $25,000


History

Spring 2012: CEF Events Intern, Julia Breul '12

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