One of the often unanticipated challenges of sustainability is the aesthetic. Solar or wind generated energy may be well supported in the abstract, but in practice even people with strong pro-green beliefs may object to having to see solar panels or wind turbines. Denison University is dealing with this issue as they move to install a series of solar panels in the campus’s biological reserve.
“A Tax on Carbon: Would It Work for Business, Consumers, and the Environment?” is the topic of the 2015 Environmental and Natural Resources Symposium. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 2015 in Benes Rooms A and B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.
A student theory-into-practice project focused on processing, analyzing and mapping energy data for the Ohio Wesleyan campus. A significant part of the project focused on the development of an equation so that the relative energy efficiency of buildings on campus (which vary widely in size, usage, age, etc.) could be compared.