Fall 2009 Green Fund Selections Announced
Facilities and Real Estate Services is pleased to announce the Green Fund recipients. The recipient pool is diverse, with projects ranging from a small-scale College House composting program to the installation of energy efficient lighting for an entire school.
The Green Fund is a competitively awarded grant that finances innovative ideas by faculty, students and staff to help Penn meet the goals of the Climate Action Plan.
The awarded projects include:
MAYER HALL COMPOSTING
A small-scale College House composting demonstration project.
Project Leaders: Alison Feder C'12, Russell Trimmer C'12
Sponsor: Philip M. Nichols, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Faculty Master of Stouffer College House
Planning and implementing a demonstration vegetable garden and urban agriculture project on Penn’s campus.
Project Leaders: Sandra Zhao C'10, Daniel Sanchez SEAS'10, Sam Beattie C'12, Sonja Tonnesen C'10
Sponsors: Rebecca Weide, University Landscape Planner, Facilities and Real Estate Services and Michael Nairn, Landscape Architect, Department of Urban Studies
COLLEGE HOUSE ENERGY COMPETITION
A managed competition for energy reduction and behavior change in select College Houses.
Project Leader: Mateo Rando, MGA Candidate, Fels Institute of Govermnent Associate
Sponsor: David B. Thornburgh, Executive Director, Fels Institute of Government
GOING GREENER - POINT A TO POINT B
Transportation for the University community to the Morris Arboretum for specific programs and events.
Project Leader: Aimee Doberstein, Education Program Coordinator
Sponsor: Paul W. Meyer, the F. Otto Haas Director, Morris Arboretum
SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY:
WINDOW RESTORATION - 3809 LOCUST WALK
Energy-saving building envelope improvements for a historic building.
Project Leader: Mark Kocent, Alumni House Corporation President
Sponsors: Beth Schnitman-Malm, Associate Director, Chapter House Administration and Finance, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs and Bill Turner, Chief Financial Officer, Vice Provost for University Life
UNIVERSITY CITY DISTRICT:
40TH STREET SUSTAINABILITY SMACKDOWN
A student-led energy efficiency plan for retail merchants in Penn’s off-campus properties along 40th Street.
Project Leader: Lee Senior, Director of Neighborhood Initiatives, University City District
Sponsor: Ed Datz, Executive Director of Real Estate, Facilities and Real Estate Services
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE:
LIGHTING ANALYSIS AND IMPLEMENTATION
Lighting retrofits for School of Medicine buildings, including installation of occupancy sensors and LED fixtures.
Project Leader: Jennifer Mishkin, Associate Director, Space Planning & Operations, School of Medicine
Sponsors: Eric M. Weckel, Executive Director, Space Planning and Operations, School of Medicine and Christopher Kops, Vice Dean for Administration and Finance, School of Medicine
DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS:
ULTRAVIOLET DISINFECTION SYSTEM - SHEERR POOL
A reduced-chemical disinfection system for the Sheerr Pool.
Project Leader: Dennis Collins, Area Manager, Facilities and Real Estate Services
Sponsors: Ryan Buries, Associate Director, Recreation and Amy Wagner, Director, Recreation
DIVISION OF PUBLIC SAFETY:
PURCHASE OF T3 SERIES THREE-WEELED ELECTRIC VEHICLE
A pilot, customer-friendly, high-efficiency electric vehicle to support new security patrols in Penn Park.
Project Leader: Laurie Fanelly, Director, Finance and Administration, Division of Public Safety
Sponsors: Maureen Rush, Vice President, Division of Public Safety
PENN ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP:
GREEN ACORN CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
An environmental certification process and checklist for local businesses and vendors.
Project Leader: Douglas Miller C'12
Sponsors: David Grossman, Director, Civic House