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Recommended Guidelines for a Sustainable Student Green Energy Fund
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Title: Recommended Guidelines for a Sustainable Student Green Energy Fund
Series Title: Journal of Undergraduate Research
Physical Description: Serial
Language: English
Creator: Bird, Stefan
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2011
Abstract: The University of Florida’s second highest expense behind personnel is its operational costs from the energy required to run its buildings. Literature and feedback from key stakeholders reveal opportunities to reduce conventional energy consumption and improve the bottom line through energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects. A well-designed Student Green Energy Fund (SGEF) could contribute to financing these projects. Thus, the purpose of this study was to research how to design a SGEF and a framework for prioritizing what types of projects should be funded at the University of Florida. Literature research was conducted on the energy consumption trends at the University of Florida, applicable energy-efficiency projects, and business models. Feedback from key stakeholders throughout the university was gathered through interviews. After conducting this research, this study suggests structuring the SGEF through a revolving loan fund and investing in behavioral, lighting retrofit, and mechanical system projects.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID: UF00091523:00566

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