Susan Camasta and Blake Davis are leading IPRO 497-323: The Rice Campus Sustainability Project. The members of the student team are underway to “greenifying” the building.
The projects have been broken down into five target areas—lighting, heating/air conditioning, waste management, water management and landscaping. Team projects include installing LED lighting, digital light timers, and new waste receptacles and bike racks; purchasing green cleaning products; and creating rain gardens.
The class is also looking into future large-scale projects like geothermal systems, new green roofing and permeable pavers and green lamp posts for the parking lot.