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  1. The City of Worthington Sustainability Action Plan

    Fladung, Cheryl; Fellers, Ellison; Evans, Emily; Buenger, Chayli; Momenee, Mara
    The purpose of this project was to develop a plan of action that will give the city of Worthington, Ohio the capacity to grow and develop sustainably into the future.

  2. Developing Alternative Transportation in Old Worthington

    Costa, Luca; Defer, David; Herman, Connor; Hoerst, Tyler; Shroyer, Nathan
    This report covers the research and development of alternative transportation in the Old Worthington commercial district. The first objective of this report is exploring the costs and benefits of an electric vehicle charging station in Old Worthington. The second objective involves renovation of the multi-use path leading from the Olentangy Trail towards Old Worthington, as well as integrating bike signage into Worthington's wayfinding program.

  3. Municipal Energy Savings for the City of Worthington

    Carlozzo, Anthony; Moore, Marlene; Merchant, Matt; Gerhart, Mitch
    This project is the result of a plan to audit the utility usage (gas, electric, water, and sewage) of six municipal buildings in the city of Worthington as well as perform on-site walkthroughs to develop a list of recommendations for the purpose of producing an outcome of overall reduction in energy usage and ultimately the associated costs with that. The goal of this project is propose recommendations that align with the city of Worthington’s sustainability initiatives that will allow for more flexibility within each municipal buildings’ budgets for future use.

  4. Solar Viability in the Historic District of Worthington

    Rhodes, Aaron; Agnew, Lindsay; Baron, Tori; Cruz, Alex; Neely, Nick
    This project explores the economic viability of introducing solar energy within the Historic District of Worthington, Ohio as well as energy efficiency measures for the municipality.

  5. A Communication Framework for Worthington's Sustainable Initiatives

    Novgorodsky, Milana; Goldberg, Gregory; Rusher, Greyson
    We present a communication strategy for the City of Worthington to consider as it moves forward with the planning and implementation of a community sustainability framework.

  6. Increasing Resident Interest in Sustainability in the City of Worthington, Ohio

    Harper, Heather; Dininger, Rachael; Murphy, Marisa; Obringer, Emily
    This report was done for the City of Worthington, Ohio. The purpose being to research ways to increase resident interest in sustainability.

  7. The Ohio State University Green Purchasing Policy

    Williams, Kaitlyn; George, Elizabeth; Noll, Haley; Trainor, Brian; Bomberger, Kristina
    The goal of our project is to create a new green purchasing policy at The Ohio State University (OSU) to incorporate sustainability into the university’s purchasing decisions. With this policy we hope to meet the university’s sustainability goals, specifically to develop university-wide standards for targeted environmentally preferred products with full implementation by 2025.

  8. Wexner Medical Center Waste Reduction Proposal

    Woda, Daniel; Berger, John; Donohue, Chris; St Clair, Jaymes; Hallowell, Ryan
    The main task of this project was to research and develop a plan that created a pathway for the Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC) to reduce facility generated waste and improve sustainable operation through recycling, education, and reprocessing single-use medical devices. The project goal is to help OSUMC achieve a goal of minimizing waste in the near future.

  9. Local and Sustainable Food Purchasing at The Ohio State University: Capstone Course Proposal

    Goldberg, Kori; Reckner, Alayna; Spangler, Graham; Goldsword, Andrew; Fruth, Anne
    The purpose of this project is to create a response to the university’s sustainability goals developed by the President and Provost’s Council on Sustainability in November 2015 at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The specific scope of our project is to address the university’s goal to “increase production and purchase of locally and sustainably sourced food to 40% by 2025.” The methods to develop a response to the university included: quantitatively analyzing OSU’s 2016 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (AASHE STARS) report for Food and Beverage Purchasing, qualitatively...

  10. Leaky Pipes, Leaky Wallet: A Look At OSU's Steam/Water Condensate Return System

    Howard, Luke; Dorow, Katie; Treece, Luke; Wang, Yidan; Bell, Heather
    One of The Ohio State University’s (OSU) goal is to reduce 5% potable water consumption per capita every five years and reset the baseline every five years thereafter.To achieve a 5% reduction in water consumption, H2 Block O’s research focuses on improving the efficiency of the steam condensate return system at McCracken Power Plant; a boiler plant that generates steam for 131 buildings on The Ohio State University’s campus. The motivation for this undertaking is to increase OSU’s water use rating with AASHE STARS, which is a tracking, assessment, and rating system used to measure sustainability among universities. The research...

  11. Creating a Zero Waste Culture: Responsible Reuse and Recycling

    Faecher, Taylor; Hagler, Laura; Johnson, John; McKinley, Austin; Ratliff, Nicole
    The project examines OSU's goal of zero waste by 2025 through minimizing waste, specifically involved with student life on the Columbus campus. Contamination of the recycling stream was also a vital concern for the university and is addressed in the report provided.

  12. The Ohio State University, Platinum Report (2018)

    Heinen, James; Keitlen, Sammie; Pascine, Remy; Swanzer, Brandon; McElhinny, Evan
    AASHE STARS is a sustainability framework that provides a method for higher education institutions to measure their sustainability performance. Institutions self-report data in a variety of categories that results in a score that is classified as a Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum rating. The Ohio State University has recently implemented a set of sustainability goals that commit to improving its future sustainability outlook, which include a goal to achieve a Platinum rating by 2018. As of 2016, The Ohio State University's AASHE STARS submission earned an overall score of 72.53 points, which produced a Gold rating. In order to receive...

  13. Buckeyes for Buckeyes: Increasing the Tree Canopy on The Ohio State University's Main Campus

    Koontz, Anna; Madrishin, Anna; Kowalski, Kennedy; Havran-Vena, Veronica; Ludwig, Ryan
    This report seeks to assist The Ohio State University with its goal of doubling the tree canopy by 2025. This report suggests either the revision or reworking of the goal due to issues with feasibility. It also suggests a new tree care policy based on case studies of similar universities which has stricter penalties for damage and encourages a campus culture of tree preservation, especially with regards to mature trees. A cost-benefit analysis for two possible planting scenarios was performed, and the non-monetary ecosystem and aesthetic benefits were far greater than the costs in each. A map of possible planting...

  14. City of Columbus Green Memo III: Municipal Building Energy Management

    Van Deusen, Eric; Semroc, Scott; McClaine, Natalie; Westhoven, Jamie; Griffis, Cody
    Green Memo III proposed sustainability objectives for the City of Columbus, Ohio to reach by 2020. This project evaluates goals to reduce energy consumption in municipal facilities through ENERGY STAR energy monitoring software and the implementation of Energy Conservation Measures.

  15. Onsite Renewable Energy Incentives

    Mellino, Rebecca; Clunk, Ali; Lopez, Vanessa; Harfouche, Rayan; Bloss, Colleen
    Our team looked to find ways to implement an incentive program for renewable energy for the City of Columbus, Ohio and to make a recommendation for the next steps the city could take to achieve their carbon emission reduction goals laid out in Green Memo III.

  16. Green Job Training and Smart Roofs in Columbus, Ohio

    Bowman, Jack; Kington, Laura; Julian, Nicholas; Grunewald, Ellen; Greenslade, Elizabeth
    This paper is a response to Goal B under the Green Memo III report by the city of Columbus. The thesis goal was to study green job training opportunities in Columbus Ohio and recommend a job training program for the city of Columbus that trained individuals in smart roof construction.

  17. COTA: Setting the Standard

    Martin, Gus; Laframboise, Celina; Allen, Destiny; Cultice, Brian; Goldberg, Kayla
    Final paper for the Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability capstone course. Analysis of potential greenhouse gas emissions reductions from reduced single-occupancy vehicle use as a result of potential COTA improvements. Includes benchmarking of various public transportation networks for customer service improvements and strategic recommendations for COTA.

  18. Comprehensive Public Transportation

    Blevins, Nia; Clendenin, Taylor; Good, Carly; Jochum, Caroline; Mescher, Jodi
    The overall goal of this report is to address Objective C.5. of Columbus’ Green Memo III to reduce the amount of people driving alone to work to 70% over the next five years through a comprehensive public transportation plan. This report takes a bird’s eye view of public transportation as the most logical approach in understanding steps Columbus should take to reach their goals. In order to achieve this, five cities were chosen as case studies to assess and compare various aspects of public transit as they relate to five categories: cars, buses, bikes, walkability and alternative (light rail, trolley,...

  19. Home and Business Energy Reduction

    O'Connor, Shawn; Quinn, Brendan; Unger, Matt; Walling, Ryan; Wetherby, Corey
    The focus of our project is to reduce energy consumption community-wide by 20% over the next five years within the residential and commercial sectors. This 20% reduction is a goal within Green Memo III, set forth by the City of Columbus and Mayor Michael B. Coleman. Focusing on five objectives, we conducted research, gathered data on best practices from cities that have been making strides in this area, reached out to key energy providers, and provided a cost-benefit analysis on the financial feasibility of our goals. We hope to advise Columbus decision makers on how to effectively target homes and...

  20. Smart Trips: Marketing Alternative Transportation in the City of Columbus, Ohio

    Moore, Sarah; Goffe, Rebecca; O'Connor, Alyssa; Roberts, Cameron; Thompson, Ryan
    The following report will assess the feasibility of implementing a Smart Trips program in the city of Columbus. This analysis includes the environmental, social and economic costs and benefits associated with a Smart Trips program, as examined through two case studies: Knoxville, Tennessee and Portland, Oregon.

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