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

A cart which utilizes solar power in order to make and sell smoothies

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

A cart which utilizes solar power in order to make and sell smoothies

Chapter: CSU Los Angeles
Spatial Scope: International
Start Year: 2014

The purpose of this project is to build a stand alone power generation system that will provide electricity for a remote area

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

We are dedicated to reducing the pollution caused by waste fats, oils, and greases (FOG) that enter the sewer system. Instead, we will... More!

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

We are dedicated to reducing the pollution caused by waste fats, oils, and greases (FOG) that enter the sewer system. Instead, we will... More!

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

Large team with many-sub teams that encompass rowing machine generation, bike generation, a solar powered kiosk project, and wave... More!

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

Large team with many sub-teams which designs, builds, and implements sustainable technologies in Nicaragua. Teams include: solar ovens,... More!

Chapter: California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Spatial Scope: Campus, Community
Start Year: 2014

Does recycling goods actually get recycled?

Chapter: California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

Reduce the food waste in the dining halls.

Chapter: University of Pittsburgh
Spatial Scope: Community
Start Year: 2014

We have been working on a wind-belt prototype to be placed on the Energy Innovation Center (formerly the Connelley Trade School). We are... More!

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