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  1. Smart Columbus Grid Modernization: AMI Innovation Adoption

    Echelberry, Amanda; Henderson, Matt; Huber, Miki; Northern, Ryan; VanCucha, Carly
    Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is an integrated system of smart meters, communication networks, and data management systems that enables two-way communication between utilities and customers. This technology is intended to improve efficiency, identify and respond to outages more efficiently, and better monitor and control the distribution system. The only way to see direct benefits of this technology is to engage with the new features it provides. This analysis highlights the strengths and weaknesses of AMI from the consumer perspective for marketing purposes for the City of Columbus as an extension of the Smart Columbus initiatives in order to capitalize on...

  2. Electric Autonomous Vehicle Case Study Analysis

    Roemer, Natalie; Jones, Sarah; Marino, Michael; Hyland, Stephanie; Southwood, Grant
    The purpose of this report is to outline the research conducted by the EAV Benchmark/Case Study group as part of a collaboration between The Ohio State University’s Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability Capstone course and the City of Columbus’ Smart Columbus Project. The City of Columbus wishes to deploy a fleet of connected Electric Autonomous Vehicles (EAVs) in Easton Town Center in order to eliminate travel issues for first mile/last mile commuters and shoppers, increase efficiency of business logistics within the commercial district, and reduce the negative environmental impacts that result from the use of traditional transportation modes. In order...

  3. Economic Cost-Benefit Analysis of Smart LED Street Lights: Providing Free Public WiFi to the Linden Neighborhood

    Vento, Christina; Kitchen, Dustin; Collinson, Eli; Bilinski, Katie; Fuerst, Megan
    Cost-Benefit analysis of the provision of free WiFi into the Linden neighborhood through smart street lighting infrastructure.

  4. Smart Columbus Common Payment System: Benchmark

    Magee, Colleen; Steinbauer, Lindsay; Dietrich, Anne; Sheley, Mara; Garrison, Amelia
    This project looks at the Smart Columbus initiative to improve transportation access though out Columbus and especially the Linden neighborhood. One initiative Columbus wishes to implement is a common payment system for transportation. Our team was responsible for researching existing payment systems in other cities and ranking these systems based on sustainable principles. We then provided recommendations to the city based on our research results.

  5. Feasibility of Electric Autonomous Shuttles in Easton

    Berschet, Taylor M.; Boorn, William C.; Kleshinski, Nathan L.; Kratoville, Kiera D.; Lempke, Jordan N.
    As the winner of the United States Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, Columbus, Ohio plans to deploy six electric autonomous vehicles (EAVs) throughout the Easton Town Center/Morse Rd. area. These EAVs will act as shuttles, and address the first-mile/last-mile issue involving lack of transport to a destination from a public transit drop-off point. This report employs a survey to determine the feasibility of EAV adoption in Columbus, Ohio - which has found implementation to be beneficial.  Additionally, five EAV companies were researched to identify which is best for the Easton area.

  6. Case Study Analysis for the Strategic Implementation of Smart Street Lighting in the Linden Neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio

    Bednarski, Lydia F.; Dodson, Brittany T.; Domecus, Gabriel S.; Levine, Addair Z.; Odiorne, Margaret G.
    A case study analysis of four U.S. cities and their smart street lighting applications for a proposed pilot project in the Linden neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio through the Smart Cities grant.

  7. Shaping a Sustainable Old Worthington

    Mancini, Gia; Butcher, Madison; Bailey, Rika; Searle, Marisa; Gill, Vince
    This project is a collaboration between the Old Worthington Partnership, Old Worthington merchants, American Electric Power (AEP), and the Sustainable Worthington Capstone Group from The Ohio State University’s Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS) major. Old Worthington is located in the historic downtown of Worthington, Ohio. The Old Worthington Partnership is a volunteer group that aims to enhance the Old Worthington experience by pursuing collaboration, engagement, and sustainability. The Old Worthington Partnership reached out to this capstone group for assistance in implementing AEP’s Small Business Express Program among their eligible merchants.

  8. Market Analysis of Barriers to Electric Vehicle Adoption

    Bechhold, Brittany; Fischer, Sarah; Rudoff, Helena; Voigt, Carolyn; Gates, Chris
    This research report was completed by five students for a senior capstone course at the Ohio State University. This market study was developed in response to initiatives six through eight of the Smart Columbus Project, Priority Three: “Consumer EV Adoption." The primary task of this study was electric vehicle market research, including the study of available consumer options and supply- and demand-side barriers to adoption in Columbus, Ohio. The analysis used in this study sought to understand the current challenges within this market and develop recommendations for electric vehicle marketing strategies for the City.

  9. Smart Street Lighting: Campus Pilot

    Jennison, Rebecca; Clifford, Cassandra; Horency, Cassidy; Black, Benjamin; Ng Zheng, Enrique
    This report details a proposed, pilot project for The Ohio State University. This pilot can be used as a real-world example, or "test-case", for the City of Columbus and its smart street lighting efforts. This report includes explanations of recommended technologies (computer vision, dimming capabilities, and air quality monitoring), a proposed pilot location, campus/city receptivity data, and a cost estimate.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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.

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