Greenhouse Lighting Retrofit | Spring 2022 | $8,750
Students worked with staff to improve the energy-efficiency of over half of the lights in D.C. Smith Greenhouse
Energy Efficient Window Coverings | Spring 2022 | $8,000
Goodnight Hall installed window shades on south-facing windows to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of learning spaces.
Food Waste Reduction System | Spring 2022 | $12,500
Rheta’s Dining Hall staff used the Leanpath system to track and reduce food waste in their production kitchen. Students gather feedback from staff that led to an expansion of the system to Four Lake
Tunable Lighting Pilot | Spring 2022 | $1,250
Tunable lighting lets room occupants adjust lighting brightness and temperature to support learning and accessibility requirements of a space. This is a pilot project in a classroom in the Medical Science
Raised Garden Bed | Spring 2022 | $1,700
F.H. King, the student organization, partnered with University Housing to establish a raised garden bed outside of Chadbourne Residence Hall where they grow edible flowers and offer workshops.
Electric Lawn Mowers | $280,000 | Sustainability Pilot Project
Students from the organization, CLEAN, worked with Grounds to purchase 7 electric lawn mowers to replace their fossil-fuel-powered equivalents, calculate the impacts of the switch, and ga
Waters VFDs | $25,000 | Sustainability Pilot Project
The student organization, CLEAN, partnered with Housing to install Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) on the heat pumps at Liz Waters Residence Hall, improving energy efficiency by adjusting to the d
Gordon Solar Addition | $20,000 | Sustainability Pilot Project
Helios, the student organization, worked with Housing and Facilities staff to add 44 additional solar panels (11.7 kW) to the Gordon Dining rooftop. The team celebrated with a solar watch
Solar Bus Shelter Implementation | $100,000 | Sustainability Pilot Project
These funds supported the installation of the first 20 arrays on campus bus shelters. Students from Helios and Enactus who laid the groundwork for this project observed, learn
Solar Device Charging Stations | $45,000 | Sustainability Pilot Project
Students from Engineers for a Sustainable World and Helios along with faculty and staff from the Department of Engineering will design and install solar device charging stations
Water Mural | Spring 2022 | $20,000
Students are collaborating with Hoocąk (Ho-Chunk) community leaders from the Teejop Community History Project to create a mural on the north exterior wall of Helen C. White.