Teams

All current teams within the enterprise!

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Cool Air-Clean Planet (CA-CP)  
Claire Christen chchrist@mtu.edu
Michael Bersin mpbersin@mtu.edu
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   
Brian Goldberg bmgoldbe@mtu.edu
Kieran Rowan kmrowan@mtu.edu
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.  
Lighting  
Laura Freeman labauman@mtu.edu
Leena Rawashdeh lnrawash@mtu.edu
The team 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.
 
Tiny House Build  
Chad Bruce cwbruce@mtu.edu
Taylor Hines tehines@mtu.edu
The Tiny House Build Team has been tasked with designing and building a tiny house as a sponsorship with Paul Sanders on a property in Bete Grise off of Lake Superior.

The Tiny House Build project began with a goal of designing a sustainable and affordable tiny house for cold climates, like in the Upper Peninsula, to provide a model for green, energy-efficient housing. The team began researching and developing innovative solutions for making common building practices more sustainable, in addition to modeling thermal and energy performance of the team’s preliminary tiny house designs. Once the best option was modeled, students worked directly with the client to create construction drawings to bring the house from an idea to reality. The team constructed sections of the tiny house on campus. When complete, they installed them on the client’s property, where the house will be fully finished and move-in ready. Finally, the team will be conducting testing to determine the success of the chosen design in terms of energy-efficiency and thermal performance.
Aquaponics   
Michelle Bollini msbollin@mtu.edu
Arlethia Bell agbell@mtu.edu
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.   

 

Composting  
Drew Eaton aneaton@mtu.edu@mtu.edu
Maddie Krzciok mmkrzcio@mtu.edu
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.