Improving Energy Sustainability for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) Reservation

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dc.contributor.author Anstead, Brittany
dc.contributor.author Green, Ashley
dc.contributor.author Gregory, Katherine
dc.contributor.author Mader, Henrik
dc.contributor.author Rassel, Brian
dc.contributor.author Sawyerr, Oluwafemi
dc.contributor.author Venkatarama, Puneeth
dc.contributor.advisor Miller, Shelie
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-24T13:38:24Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2015-04-24T13:38:24Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.date.submitted 2015-04
dc.identifier 266 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/111011
dc.description.abstract Recognizing that the pervasive use of nonrenewable energy sources negatively impacts the development of symbiotic relationships with surrounding ecosystems, the goal of our project was to assist the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) Tribal Government in the development of an energy sustainability plan for the LTBB reservation. Four main objectives and project components were defined. The first objective focused on an energy efficiency assessment and optimization analysis of potential energy savings from alternative pathways for reducing energy consumption of the three main tribal government buildings relative to a 2012 baseline; second a spatial analysis of renewable wind and solar energy potentials on the LTBB reservation was developed; third, a financial feasibility assessment of energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy projects was carried out; and finally, current tribal energy sustainability policies and possible energy policy instruments were examined. These analyses led to the following key recommendations: to upgrade light bulbs and various fixtures for the main three government buildings; to conduct a professional energy audit; to develop a detailed plan for the implementation of solar energy projects; to update present energy policy to embody robust renewable energy and energy efficiency standards; and to investigate the potential creation and implementation of a clean energy law. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject energy en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject tribe en_US
dc.subject LTBB en_US
dc.title Improving Energy Sustainability for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) Reservation en_US
dc.type Project en_US
dc.description.thesisdegreename Master of Science en_US
dc.description.thesisdegreediscipline Natural Resources and Environment en_US
dc.description.thesisdegreegrantor University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Keoleian, Gregory
dc.identifier.uniqname bcanstea en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname greenash en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname katgrego en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname hmader en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname brassel en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname ossawyer en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname puneethm en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/111011/1/Improving_Energy_Sus_LTBB_Reservation_2015.pdf
dc.owningcollname Dissertations and Theses (Ph.D. and Master's)
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