Our students are OSU’s greatest resource. Not only because they are the future, but also because they are intensely interested in how the campus is operated.
Due to this ever-increasing interest, the Sustainability Office has begun a series of pilot partnerships with various academic units. In these partnerships, we offer students an opportunity for service, experiential learning and research at a location central to their lives: campus. In return, Facilities receives assistance with projects, potential new funding sources, and stronger relationships with campus units. Currently, Sustainability Office academic partnerships include:
- An energy conservation study at Rogers Hall, with Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME) students ;
- A web-based energy ‘dashboard’ for real-time building energy use, with Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS);
- Preliminary green roof design, cost and maintenance analysis for Kelley Engineering, with Environmental Science (ENSC);
- Various service learning projects with ENSC 101 and GEO 300.
If you would like to form or enhance a partnership between an academic unit and the Sustainability Office or another Facilities Services’ department, please contact Greg or Brandon.