Chapter Projects

ESW projects design, build, and implement solutions to sustainability issues, often with a focus on energy and the environment. Chapters select their own project topics and locations for implementation based on the interests of their members, and the resources and guidance available to them at their respective universities. Some chapters chose to focus primarily on sustainability issues on campus or in their local community, while others work to implement sustainable development solutions for communities in the developing world. Many have project portfolios that include a mix of local and international efforts. Topics vary widely across chapters, but include areas such as clean energy generation and energy savings, water and wastewater treatment/management, and the development of green infrastructure. To carry out these projects, chapters often partner with on-campus staff, community organizations, or other sustainability organizations that have experience and established relationships in the communities where they work.

You can view many of the projects completed or in progress in this directory, and we encourage you to contact the chapter to learn more or help implement a similar project where you are!

Please use the options below to confine your search. To view projects conducted by specific chapters please visit our chapter pages by traveling here. ESW Members can add projects by clicking here.

Chapter: Miami-Dade
Spatial Scope: Campus, International
Start Year: 2014

Haiti, a country that enjoys the sun almost every day of the year, still faces energy challenges and struggles to obtain reliable access... More!

Chapter: Michigan State University
Spatial Scope: Community, Education
Start Year: 2014

The Michigan State University Chapter has been working to design a mobile worm composting exhibit for the Detroit Zoo. The mobile... More!

Chapter: Michigan State University
Spatial Scope: Community, Education
Start Year: 2014

The Michigan State University Chapter has been working to design a mobile worm composting exhibit for the Detroit Zoo. The mobile... More!

Chapter: Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

Converting RHIT's Sports and Recreational Center to a zero waste facility

Chapter: Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

Partial campus implementation of glass recycling to generate data for cost-benefit analysis which determines the course of the project... More!

Chapter: University of California - San Diego (UCSD)
Spatial Scope: Community
Start Year: 2014

To build a hydrogen fuel cell system that can power small appliances and devices around campus. It will also help educate people about... More!

Chapter: University of California - San Diego (UCSD)
Spatial Scope: Community
Start Year: 2014

To build UCSD's first Solar Powered Car and compete in the 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix. To create a platform for a strong Solar Car... More!

Chapter: University of California - San Diego (UCSD)
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

To make the Ucsd campus more sustainable by turning waste vegetable oil into useful fuel using equipment that requires no training to... More!

Chapter: University of California - San Diego (UCSD)
Spatial Scope: Campus, Community
Start Year: 2014

We aim to provide lower income communities with a sustainable way of lighting public areas.

Chapter: University of California - San Diego (UCSD)
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

LEED certification is already a part of the UCSD Climate Action Plan, but most of these efforts are focused on new construction, while... More!

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