Faculty Advisor

Zhu, Joe

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to explore different aspects of sustainability, identify the major carbon footprint contributors of facility operations, implementing a process for green improvements, and illustrating the outcome with a cost benefit analysis. With the cooperation of a local WPI fraternity chapter house, Zeta Psi, and a minor budget of $500 we analyzed the operations of the fraternity house, implemented changes, and analyzed the results of our recommendations. After using techniques for green facility operation improvement, we were able to document an annual savings of $3,900 and reduced the carbon emissions from daily operation of the facility by 43,000 lbs of CO2, which is a36% reduction.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2009

Major

Industrial Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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