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James Madison University's Wayland Hall is the first renovated residence hall in the country to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum award. The U.S. Green Building Council awarded the renovation of Wayland Hall the platinum certification, the highest LEED certification status, on Jan. 11.
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This project will conduct a feasibility assessment of the adoption and diffusion of solar energy in the residential sector of the Shenandoah Valley. The feasibility analysis will use formal technology assessment techniques to evaluate the opportunities and barriers to adoption of three solar energy technologies: (1) solar photovoltaic, (2) solar thermal for domestic hot water, and (3) solar thermal space heating systems. Four specific categories of opportunities and barriers will be addressed in depth: technical, economic, social, and public policy.
- Develop a GPS enabled Pilot Bike-Sharing Program and Conduct Research on its usage, energy and transportation impact
- Units will be outfitted with GPS tracking units
- Bike locations and map displayed online
- Database/website developed & maintained by JMU IEEE and IEEECS members
- Accessible from computer or web-enabled phone
- System will be designed so:
Building a pyrolysis chamber for heating a greenhouse and producing biochar
This project will research, develop and implement a community outreach program that will work with local organizations and small businesses to reduce energy use and identify sustainable opportunities available to businesses in the community. This community outreach campaign will also educate and raise awareness among community members on the importance of reducing energy use and promoting renewable energy sources. The project will be conducted and serviced by JMU graduate and undergraduate students.