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Clean Energy Futures Lecture/Workshop Series 2011-2013

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

Project Category: Education

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
Final Project Cost: $25,982

Clean Energy Internship Program

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

Project Category: Education

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
Expenditure as of May 2015: $15,000

Biomass Feasibility Study for Trinity Campus

2009-10 Projects
Project Timeline: 
05/2010 to 09/2011
Project Progress: 
100%

Project Category: Research/Study

This project, approved by the CEF committee in 2010, explored the feasibility of a potential biomass energy system on UVM's Trinity Campus. 

Interns in the Physical Plant Department completed the first phase of the project, an initial feasibility study, in December of 2010.  They found it might be logistically possible to use biomass, and recommended questions for further study. 

Solar Power & Smart Grid Lab @ Votey

2009-10 Projects
Project Timeline: 
07/2010 to 07/2012
Project Progress: 
100%

Project Category: Infrastructure

The goal of this project was to transform Votey Hall into an integrated, wireless, smart grid and renewable energy laboratory. Specifically, students completed the following engineering tasks (you can view their final presentations below):

University-wide Energy Display System

2009-10 Projects
Project Progress: 
100%

Project Category: Infrastructure

The CEF is supporting the expansion of a building dashboard system similar to the current system in the Davis Center and the system planned for the new Aiken building. This system will display the energy usage of a number of buildings on campus in conjunction with the amount generated by renewable systems on campus.

Clean Energy Fund Award: $44,000
Final Project Cost: $0

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