Guiding Sustainability at Harvey Mudd College

Sponsor
HMC Physical Plant & Campus Planning Committee of the Board of Trustees – Sustainability Clinic
Year
2008 – 2009
Advisor
  • Daniel C Petersen

The team was asked to systematically evaluate a broad range of possible conservation-themed projects to improve campus sustainability at HMC.  The team developed a set of metrics that prioritizes and compares the performance of diverse projects such as real-time monitoring of electricity usage, solar photovoltaics, and improvements to landscaping.  The metrics will also be used to evaluate future HMC sustainability projects.

The Physics Clinic presents opportunities for students to work on practical projects relevant to industrial work. Students work on teams of 3–5 on a sponsored research or development project.