The Rutgers Energy System

Rachael Shwom (Human Ecology)

Now that you are part of the Rutgers community, you are part of a new energy system!  This seminar will be an exploration of the production and consumption of energy on Rutgers New Brunswick campus. Students will learn about the engineering and societal dimensions of energy production and consumption at Rutgers New Brunswick through site visits and readings. Site visits will include the new geothermal bore field at the Business school, a tour of the cogeneration plant on Busch Campus, the Livingston solar installation, and the Honors College Building that has a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.  Students will also learn about transportation energy use, as Rutgers operates the second largest public transportation system in New Jersey.  Finally, students will investigate their own energy use at Rutgers, and as a class, we will develop an energy conservation effort that we will then implement and measure savings together.  

Course Number: 
11:090:101 section 20 index 12014