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 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!

Chapter: Stevens Institute of Technology
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

To ensure that the Stevens Community recycles and is sustainable we are doing audits on the buildings on campus. There are not enough... More!

Chapter: Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Spatial Scope: Campus, Community, Research, Education
Start Year: 2014

The ESW RIT committee organized the 10th annual national conference in collaboration with the national team.

Chapter: Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Spatial Scope: Campus, Community, Research, Education
Start Year: 2014

Our campus rock climbing center is located in a refurbished barn. However, as there is no insulation it gets very cold in the winter.... More!

Chapter: Purdue University
Spatial Scope: Campus, Community
Start Year: 2014

The idea of the AutoSwitch is to save electricity in a household setting without the users having to think about it every time. The... More!

Chapter: University of Rhode Island
Spatial Scope: International
Start Year: 2011

Design, implementation, and educational logistics of a water quality assessment laboratory in San Mateo Guatemala

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

Computer access and training can open new doors for students, teachers, and parents to succeed in the digital age. But Parkwood Primary... More!

Chapter: Stanford University
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2013

A series of workshops in which participants have the opportunity to build their own pedal powered bike lights. The building part of the... More!

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