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Improving Energy Efficiency for Utopia Smart City

2021-01-20T18:25:17-07:00January 20th, 2021|Project Blog|

Urban communities are facing many challenges when it comes to integrating sustainability with day to day living. Large cities mean more urban sprawl--which means more cars, longer travel times, and therefore higher emissions. [...]

Tackling Extreme Heat and Increasing Shade: One Light Rail Station at a Time

2021-01-20T18:51:23-07:00January 20th, 2021|Project Blog|

Climate change poses significant challenges to the Phoenix Valley. Among these challenges are increased flooding, prolonged drought, groundwater depletion, loss of agriculture revenues, and temperature rise; yet extreme heat poses the greatest threat [...]

Green Building Materials for Utopia Smart City

2021-01-21T09:09:35-07:00January 20th, 2021|Project Blog|

As the global population increases, there’s been an up-and-coming challenge about the methods to create housing developments without severe economic, social, and environmental consequences. As a pioneer in the field of sustainable societies, [...]

Seeing Waste as Resources: The Circular Economy at Arcosanti

2020-10-13T22:27:00-07:00August 18th, 2020|Project Blog|

Arcosanti was founded by Paulo Soleri to “Reduce urban sprawl while promoting density.” As an urban laboratory for sustainable city planning, its infrastructure is rooted in arcology, where architecture and ecology live [...]

Applying a Decision Making Framework to Appliances

2020-10-13T22:25:36-07:00May 22nd, 2020|Project Blog|

Our project will enable Stardust Building Supplies to enhance its economic pillar of sustainability by saving money recycling old appliances. As a nonprofit that collects and repurposes technology, Stardust receives many different used [...]

Promoting Solar Energy in the Valley of the Sun

2020-10-13T22:27:40-07:00May 12th, 2020|Project Blog|

Our team worked with Solar United Neighbors this semester. They are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization focusing on increasing public awareness regarding solar energy. Their three main goals are establishing solar co-ops, increasing civic [...]

Measuring the Impact of Solar in the Valley of the Sun

2020-10-13T23:19:54-07:00February 15th, 2017|Project Blog|

Solar City is a national leader in residential, governmental, and institutional solar energy systems. The company recently merged with Tesla to serve their common vision of renewable energy for all. By provide cleaner [...]

Bringing Sustainability to Conscious Culture Music Festivals

2020-10-13T23:20:58-07:00February 12th, 2017|Project Blog|

The 2Courtiers is a company that creates “conscious culture” musical festivals. They promote a safe, fun environment for creativity that helps people expand their minds and consciousness. By partnering with 2Courtiers, GreenLight Solutions [...]

Revolutionizing Building Efficiency with Solar Thermix

2020-10-13T23:21:07-07:00February 11th, 2017|Project Blog|

Solar Thermix is an innovative company that is revolutionizing the heating/cooling industry and building efficient retrofits for water conservation. They provide sustainable technologies that minimize the amount of electricity required to run your [...]

One Small Step for Music Festivals, One Giant Beat for Harmony

2020-10-13T23:24:35-07:00July 26th, 2016|Project Blog|

“Do you want to help a project progressing sustainability initiatives at EDM festivals?” Kevin Keleher asked with a wide-eyed, excited smile. His energy was contagious, but I was only hesitant because I had [...]

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