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Green Monster Final

Green Monster Final

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Purdue University Going Green
Purdue University Going Green

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Authors:CeliaGutierrez,JoshMancherandMorganLasradoEnglish421Y:ProfessorTobienneDate:07/24/2009
TheGreenMonster
PurdueUniversityGoingGreen
 
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TableofContents
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ExecutiveSummary……………………………………………………………………………………..……….2 2.
 
Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………..…….33.
 
PurdueUniversityHousingandFoodServices……………………………………………………....34.
 
BuildingGreen:MechanicalEngineeringBuilding……………………………………..…...…….55.
 
BoilerGreenInitiative(BGI):GreenRoofProject…………………………………………..……...86.
 
EpicsHillelHouseProject………………………………………………………………………………..…...97.
 
RainGardens……………………………………………………………………………………………………..108.
 
Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………………………....139.
 
 AnnotatedBibliography.....................................................................................................................14
 
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ExecutiveSummary 
 
TeamGreenMonsteranalyzedPurdueUniversityGoingGreenfortheWhitePaperProject.PurdueUniversitywasfoundedin1869andcurrentlyhostsapproximately40,000students.Withsuchalargestudentpopulation,onecanonlyassumetheuseoftheresourcestobethatofalargemagnitude.WithanumberofdepartmentsatPurdueUniversitycurrentlyworkingtowardsGoingGreen,selectivetopicswereconsideredparticularlyduetotheirimpactontheUniversityandenvironment.
TheUniversityHousingandFoodServicescatersto12,000studentsandconsistsofamajorityofUndergraduatestudents.Thisdepartmentisamajorsponsorof‘GreenWeek’,whichstartedduringtheFallSemesterof2008withagoaltoeducateandencouragethestudentstoReduce,ReuseandRecycle.Recentprojectssuchas‘WasteLessWednesdays’alongwiththesubstitutionofUSBflashdrivesforpaperhavebeenanalyzed.Smallerprojectsundertakenhavealsobeenresearched.
WiththecampusofPurdueUniversityincreasing,theconstructionofnewbuildingshasleadtotheUniversityintroducingGreenBuildings.Oncampus,thenewMechanicalEngineeringWingwillusetheLEEDconcept,whichisexplainedinthereport.Thereisasubstantialreductionofwaste,energyandwateruseinGreenBuildings.
BoilerGreenInitiative(BGI),whichisaprominentenvironmentalorganizationoncampus,isundertakinga‘GreenRoofProject’.SimilartotheconceptofGreenBuilding,thiswillincludetheimplementationofGreenRoofsinexistingbuildingswhicharenewconceptsintroducedtoPurdueUniversity’scampus.
EngineeringProjectsinCommunityService(EPICS)haveinitiatedaprojectattheHillelHouseontheUniversitycampustomakethebuildingenvironmentallyfriendly.TheconceptofRainGardenswasimplementedattheHillelHousetoutilizerainwaterforgardenuse.EPICSwillworkalongwithBGIonthisprojectattheHillelHouse.ApprovalandsuccessoftheseconceptsprovideanoptimisticpathtowardsupgradingoldbuildingsandconstructingnewbuildingswithGreentechnology.
Thetopicsintroducedabovehavebeenbrieflyexplainedinthefollowingreportalongwithfutureplans.ThementioneddepartmentsandgroupswithinPurdueUniversityhavebeenmakingsignificantprogressinGoingGreenwiththehelpofsponsors,Universityfacultyandespeciallythestudents.

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