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: Cornell University
Spatial Scope: International, Research
Start Year: 2015

The most expenmsive, heavy and brittle component of the solar ovens made by Las Mujeres solares de Totogalpa is the glass. Each oven is... More!

Chapter: Cornell University
Spatial Scope: International
Start Year: 2015

The Solar Women of Totogalpa make and sell Solar Solar food dryers for the preservation of fruits, vegetables and medicinal herbs.... More!

Chapter: Cornell University
Spatial Scope: International
Start Year: 2014

An Autoclave is used to sterilize equipment and supplies by subjecting them to extremely high pressure, saturated steam. Sterilization... More!

Chapter: Cornell University
Spatial Scope: International
Start Year: 2014

The parabolic trough water distiller team uses solar energy to distill water. Our parabolic trough has a reflective material shaped in... More!

Chapter: Cornell University
Spatial Scope: International
Start Year: 2014

Our project involves building a box with a moveable lid that allows us to compress adobe into a brick form. This design maximizes the... More!

Chapter: Cornell University
Spatial Scope: Campus, International, Research
Start Year: 2014

Solar systems operate based on how much power is able to be captured from the sun. The amount of power captured from the sun is directly... More!

Chapter: Cornell University
Spatial Scope: Campus, International
Start Year: 2014

We wish to make a system that is powered by human energy and can convert this power into usable electricity. We will create a bike-to-... More!

Chapter: University of Colorado Denver
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2015

The School and the Regional Transit authority are working to reroute the bus routes through the school and we're working on using... More!

Chapter: Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
Spatial Scope: Campus, Community, Education
Start Year: 2014

The bike generator project is a way for Penn State engineering students to get involved with real-world applications of concepts learned... More!

Chapter: Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
Spatial Scope: Campus, Community, Education
Start Year: 2014

The bike generator project is a way for Penn State engineering students to get involved with real-world applications of concepts learned... More!

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