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|Cool Air-Clean Planet (CA-CP)|
The CA-CP team is responsible for gathering and analyzing data determining the official Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory and subsequent carbon footprint for Michigan Tech annually. The first annual footprint was calculated for the fiscal year 2008 and resulted in the formation of the Green Campus Enterprise. Data utilized in determining the GHG inventory includes various sources both directly on Michigan Tech property and outside sources. Data includes such aspects as energy (gas, propane, electricity), fertilizers and refrigerants, solid waste, as well as commuting associated with the university via car and airplane. The results from determining the carbon footprint can help to elucidate high sources of GHG emissions and potential areas where reduction can be achieved.
Location Based Results
|Rozsa Sustainability Assessment|
|This team’s goal is to identify areas of improvement with regards to sustainability at the Rozsa Center for Performing Arts and offer advice and solutions to the Rozsa Center staff.|
|The team is focused on identifying and analyzing areas on and around campus where lighting controls could be installed to save energy. The current endeavors consist of monitoring energy consumption at the Mineral Museum and researching energy efficient bulb replacements for the Forestry building.|
|The team is working for an international client on the innovation of a sustainable food production
system located in an area impacted with climate challenges. The team is focusing on the waste production and nutrient management within the system in collaboration with the Innovative Global Solutions enterprise.
The team is developing a mass balance model of the biological, chemical, and physical processes that impact the health of the model ecosystem. As a result, the team will understand the system better and offer areas of improvement.
|This team is evaluating the current state of composting on campus and developing an implementation plan for Facilities Management that will support the advancement of composting initiatives on campus. Planning will allow for future investment in sustainable operations and better position the organization for funding opportunities and sufficient allocation of operational resources.|
|This team is working on designing a system that will capture waste heat from the EERC server room on campus and use it to create a heated sidewalk outside of the northwest entrance to the EERC. Removing the heat from the server room will also cool the space down, cutting on air conditioning costs. They are working with Facilities’ Energy Management Team and a fast-paced construction schedule to implement changes.|
|This team is working on developing a system to assess MTU solar sites on building rooftops in order to rank potential solar sites and ultimately set up solar panels for campus energy needs. Team members are collaborating with the Alternative Energy Enterprise to reach the fullest potential of the project.|