Bringing Renewable Energy to Camp Michigania: An Assessment and Educational Plan for Implementing Renewable Energy Strategies

Show simple item record Dobson, Tim Donajkowski, Kellie Heairet, Andrew Riley, Betsy Sadler, Caitlin Tejas, Tirumalai Zhang, Yuan
dc.contributor.advisor Keoleian, Gregory 2013-05-03T15:25:26Z NO_RESTRICTION en_US 2013-05-03T15:25:26Z 2013-05 2013-04
dc.identifier 233 en_US
dc.description.abstract Camp Michigania is a family camp for University of Michigan alumni and has been operating in Boyne City, Michigan since 1963. In order to become more sustainable, Michigania wanted to assess the feasibility of installing renewable energy at camp. It was important that there be a focus on creating educational materials and connecting campers to sustainability issues in order to have broader impacts both inside and outside Camp Michigania. To achieve this goal, the team was divided into two sections; educational and technical. The educational team conducted a comprehensive survey, created an outreach program for campers and donors, produced a website to track the progress of the project, designed child and adult educational resources, and built educational displays. The technical team obtained and analyzed energy use data, performed site analyses, solicited quotes and performed vendor reference visits, researched zoning ordinances, built energy and financial models, and identified the best renewable energy technology. The results of these analyses led the team to focus on a roof-mounted solar photovoltaic system. Solar vendors were then compared on price, technology, and level of experience. The team recommends Sunventrix as the vendor and that a 19.76kW solar photovoltaic system be installed on the south-facing Dining Hall roofs. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject MIchigania en_US
dc.subject Renewable Energy en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Solar en_US
dc.title Bringing Renewable Energy to Camp Michigania: An Assessment and Educational Plan for Implementing Renewable Energy Strategies 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 na, na
dc.identifier.uniqname tdobson en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname kdonaj en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname heairet en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname bril en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname casadler en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname ttejas en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname zhyuan en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl Renewable Energy to Camp Michigania.pdf
dc.description.bitstreamurl Electricity Use and Cost (Jan 2007 - Dec 2012).xlsx
dc.description.bitstreamurl Propane Purchases and Cost (Jan 2007 - Jul 2012).xlsx
dc.owningcollname Dissertations and Theses (Ph.D. and Master's)
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