Physics Students Propose Energy and Water Improvements for Herty Hall

The April GreenBag Series discussion featured Physics majors Michael Crawford, Rhett Roberts, Parker McNair, Wenu Mutunda, Kyle Sorrells, and Jairus Elarbee.  As part of their senior research project, these students recently conducted an extensive study of enery and water use in Herty Hall.  Under the supervision of Dr. Hauke Busch, they examined heat loss throughContinue reading “Physics Students Propose Energy and Water Improvements for Herty Hall”

December Green Bag- Campus Sustainability

The December 2014 Green Bag Discussion Series featured  Dr. Doug Oetter’s students in Environmental Science and Geography 4400: Resource Use.  The students presented their course projects to investigate campus resource use. The class was divided into five focus groups – Electricity, Food, Gasoline, Materials and Water. Working with student, staff and faculty leaders, the studentsContinue reading “December Green Bag- Campus Sustainability”

EarthWeek ’13 Schedule

EarthWeek ’13 / Student Green Fee Symposium / Shades of Green Tue  9 Apr Geography Club Movie Night “Farmageddon” http://farmageddonmovie.com/ 7-9pm, A&S 364 Wed 10 Apr Philosophy & Liberal Studies Program Movie Night “Green Fire” http://www.greenfiremovie.com/ 7-9pm, A&S 364 Thu 11 Apr Environmental Science Program Movie Night “Water Life: Water’s Pulse” http://www.questarhomevideo.com/shopexd.asp?id=1025 7-9pm, A&S 364Continue reading “EarthWeek ’13 Schedule”

Fill your water bottle from the fountain

Former GCSU Student Ben Pattison transferred to Georgia Tech and noticed these in his new dorms. They allow you to easily refill your water bottle from the water fountain! Which means you don’t need to use throw away plastic water bottles. Neat idea and he said they count the number of water bottles being filledContinue reading “Fill your water bottle from the fountain”

Water Surveys 2010 – 2011

In 2010/2011, two studies a year apart conducted by undergraduate marketing research students at GCSU addressed some of the same research questions – results follow each question: 1) What are the faculty and students’ levels of awareness about water usage at GCSU? 2010 – This was addressed in several ways to draw conclusions. However, oneContinue reading “Water Surveys 2010 – 2011”

Energy and Water Meters Installed

Over the last two months, Plant Operations has installed 70 flow meters to measure electricity, natural gas, water, steam, and fuel oil usage for main campus buildings.  About half of the meters are electricity meters, making continuous measurements of energy usage for each building.  In the past, GC’s main campus was all one connected circuit, soContinue reading “Energy and Water Meters Installed”