Presenter's Name(s)

Zachary Lawrence HurwitzFollow

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Mads Almassalkhi

Project Collaborators

Michael Pelletier

Status

Graduate

Student College

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Program/Major

Mechanical Engineering

Primary Research Category

Engineering & Physical Sciences

Presentation Title

Waterman Island Plant Study

Time

1:00 PM

Location

Silver Maple Ballroom - Engineering & Physical Sciences

Abstract

The majority of UVMs energy needs are meet by the physical plant located on central campus, areas that the central plant does not reach are then left to supply themselves with energy. This is resource inefficient leading to higher long-term costs and a larger carbon footprint.

The goal of this study is to investigate the effects of an island plant, with the goal of both lowering monthly costs as well as CO2 emissions. The location for this study was set between South Prospect St and South Williams St, College St and Pearl St, arguably the largest area of campus where buildings are left to meet energy needs for themselves ("Waterman Block"). Using data collected from UVM, models for usage and cost were created and used to run studies on the feasibility of an island plant for the waterman block.

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Waterman Island Plant Study

The majority of UVMs energy needs are meet by the physical plant located on central campus, areas that the central plant does not reach are then left to supply themselves with energy. This is resource inefficient leading to higher long-term costs and a larger carbon footprint.

The goal of this study is to investigate the effects of an island plant, with the goal of both lowering monthly costs as well as CO2 emissions. The location for this study was set between South Prospect St and South Williams St, College St and Pearl St, arguably the largest area of campus where buildings are left to meet energy needs for themselves ("Waterman Block"). Using data collected from UVM, models for usage and cost were created and used to run studies on the feasibility of an island plant for the waterman block.