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: CSU Los Angeles
Spatial Scope: Campus, Education
Start Year: 2014

We have finished our design and built a solar cart to spread awareness of energy issues as well as our chapter on campus. We plan to... More!

Chapter: Iowa State University (ISU)
Spatial Scope: Community
Start Year: 2014

We are designing a parklet, a small park the size of a parking space. The parklet will be located downtown and provide seating for... More!

Chapter: Iowa State University (ISU)
Spatial Scope: International
Start Year: 2014

We are designing a rainwater collection system for a rural community in Nicaragua.

Chapter: Iowa State University (ISU)
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

We designed and installed a solar street light on a campus building. We plan to monitor its electrical usage and complete a feasibility... More!

Chapter: University of Rhode Island
Spatial Scope: Community, Education
Start Year: 2014

This project involves building a rain garden at Potsdam's community garden. It is also a community workshop where our ESW members... More!

Chapter: University of Rhode Island
Spatial Scope: Community, Education
Start Year: 2014

This project involves building a rain garden at Potsdam's community garden. It is also a community workshop where our ESW members... More!

Chapter: University of Rochester
Spatial Scope: Community, Education
Start Year: 2014

This project involves building a rain garden at Potsdam's community garden. It is also a community workshop where our ESW members... More!

Chapter: University of Rochester
Spatial Scope: Community, Education
Start Year: 2014

This project involves building a rain garden at Potsdam's community garden. It is also a community workshop where our ESW members... More!

Chapter: Clarkson University
Spatial Scope: Community, Education
Start Year: 2014

This project involves building a rain garden at Potsdam's community garden. It is also a community workshop where our ESW members... More!

Chapter: Clarkson University
Spatial Scope: Community, Education
Start Year: 2014

This project involves building a rain garden at Potsdam's community garden. It is also a community workshop where our ESW members... More!

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