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

In partnership with the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC), ESW-Pitt is hoping to undertake a green roof design project... More!

Chapter: Northwestern
Spatial Scope: International
Start Year: 2014

We aim to install 2 small scale (200W) wind turbines in rural Nicaragua, using mostly locally sourced parts. We are partnered with Green... More!

Chapter: Harvey Mudd College (HMC)
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

The Mailroom Campaign seeks to reduce the amount of junk mail Harvey Mudd receives by contacting companies that send unwanted magazines... More!

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

The Solar Decathlon 2011 is an international competition held by the Department of Energy that challenges twenty university teams to... More!

Chapter: Midwestern State University (MSU)
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014
Chapter: University of Texas - Austin
Spatial Scope: Campus, Community
Start Year: 2014

A partnership with the UT Energy and Water Conservation Program where volunteers encourage campus community to turn off lights,... More!

Chapter: University of Texas - Austin
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2012

We have completed the construction of a solar-powered smoothie cart to sell smoothies around campus, and have just started to use it for... More!

Chapter: University of Texas - Austin
Spatial Scope: Campus, Community, Research
Start Year: 2014

Research the feasibility of using piezoelectricity as an alternative energy source. Currently developing a walking-surface prototype.... More!

Chapter: University of Texas - Austin
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

This project is partnered with the UT Division of Housing and Food, established the first campus wide electronic waste recycling efforts... More!

Chapter: University of Texas - Austin
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

This project proposes to implement a biodiesel recycling program at UT Austin, starting with a pilot phase to determine overall supply... More!

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