The SPOT project is a commercial outdoor picnic table retrofitted with solar panels on top-of-pole solar mounts and an off-grid PV system. It is used for charging cell phones, tablets, and laptops.
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The Solar Decathlon House at the Energy Farm, called the Gable Home, is now equipped with a horizontal loop geothermal energy system. The loop is 3/4 inch.
The Football Performance Center was certified LEED Silver on September 17, 2021. The project earned 55 of a total of 110 points on the LEED v2009 New Construction scorecard. A significant amount of points were earned in the sustainable sites and indoor environmental quality categories including alternate transportation access, use of low-emitting interior materials, and design for thermal comfort. Additionally, the new performance center features energy savings and water efficiency.
The Siebel Center for Design was awarded the LEED Gold Certification on September 1, 2021. The project earned 68 out of 110 total credits on the LEED v2009 New Construction scorecard. The new design center features sustainable objectives for a sustainable site including community connectivity, public transportation access, and reduced heat island effect. The building has significant indoor and outdoor water use reduction, as well as optimized energy performance and on-site renewable energy.
The CERL Main Building Addition was awarded the LEED Silver certification on Feburary 13, 2019. The project earned 54 of 110 points on the LEED v2009: New Construction scorecard, with points mainly coming from the Water Efficiency and Indoor Environmental Quality categories. The breakdown of points can be viewed in the LEED Scorecard below and in the USGBC Directory.
The Everitt Laboratory Renovation was certified LEED Gold on August 29, 2019, earning 64 out of 110 credits on the LEED v2009 New Construction scorecard. A significant number of credits for the project came from the Sustainable Sites and Indoor Environmental Quality categories.
Everitt Laboratory was renovated to serve a growing bioengineering program with research and learning spaces to support cross-disciplinary work areas and all students, staff, and faculty. The labs were designed to be adaptable for evolving technologies and cutting-edge research in the field.
The average individual generates around 6 pounds of waste per day, and about 40% of all waste is in the form of food. Each person disposes of approximately a ton of waste per year. Yikes! Thank you for taking the first step to being more conscious of your personal waste output. Your actions matter. You are helping to combat climate change and to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in our landfills. We have the power to make a change.
Solar Panels installed by Solar Essence includes the following features:
- Weatherproofing using 2" conduit and fitting
- Media center or suitable housing for network/communication connection
- 198 Blue Sun BSM380M-72 5BB Panels
There is a green roof on the Education Building, which was installed in 1964.
Dr. Roberta M. Johnson worked with F&S to install a garden shed at the President's House in 2018, with rooftop solar. There are 3 325Watt (W) Solar Panels, so the total solar production capacity will be 975W.