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 St. Thomas
Spatial Scope: Research
Start Year: 2014

Solar concentrator based on parabolic dish with reflective surface that concentrates a large area of solar exposure onto a smaller... More!

Chapter: California Polytechnic State University
Spatial Scope: Research
Start Year: 2014

With water scarcity at an all-time high, there is an increasing need to recover water from saline sources. Utilizing the power of the... More!

Chapter: UT El Paso
Spatial Scope: Community, Research, Education
Start Year: 2014

Project Water Matters is a project that started when the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Center for Environmental Research (CERM)... More!

Chapter: UT El Paso
Spatial Scope: Campus, Community, International, Research, Education
Start Year: 2014

Project Juarez is an open source project that would involve repurposing old android cellphones eventually reprogramming them to be... More!

Chapter: UT El Paso
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

Project Delta was created by Engineers for a Sustainable World - UTEP (ESW - UTEP) to evaluate and enhance the University of Texas at El... More!

Chapter: University at Buffalo
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

Solar smoothie cart is used for many different events on UB’s campus. The Solar Smoothie Project was tasked with the upkeep and the... More!

Chapter: University at Buffalo
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

The solar charging station started the year trying to modify existing designs from the solar charging station the previous year. After... More!

Chapter: University at Buffalo
Spatial Scope: Community
Start Year: 2014

The educational outreach program became slightly dormant over the past year. After losing connections to local schools the program... More!

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

In Mexico, farmers use 4 HP engines to run irrigation pumps. Gasoline can cost roughly around $1,500 per year plus the maintenance cost... More!

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

Student laptop and cell phone charging around campus is creating an increase in power consumption and cost. The campus purchased about... More!

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