Green Fund Projects

Hand Dryer Pilot Project in Ware College House

This student-led hand dryer pilot project investigates the replacement of paper towels with electric hand dryers in 20 bathrooms in Ware College House. The project targets Penn’s Climate Action Plan Goals of reducing its carbon footprint and minimizing waste.  The goals of the project are to model the feasibility of using electric hand dryers and identify the impacts on the triple bottom line—people, planet, and profit. 

 

Green Fund Summary Report: Hand Dryer Pilot at Ware College House

Project Leader: 
Sara Allan, C'15
Project Sponsor: 
Martin Redman, Executive Director, College Houses & Academic Programs
Status: 
In Progress

Fact

Penn’s underground cisterns on campus have the capacity to collect and reuse 340,000 gallons of water each year.