Project Title

Eagle Hydration Station

Proposal Date

1-8-2016 12:00 AM

Document Type

Grant Reports

Project Summary

Eagle Hydration Stations

Drs. Celine Manoosingh and Francisco Cubas, Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Building, College of Engineering and Information Technology, as well as the Engineering Technology building, aim to provide hygienic, hands-free water dispensers. The goal of installing these high efficiency, low cost units was to reduce the ecological footprint of water bottles on the Georgia Southern University campus by 10-15% by the end of 2016. Hydration stations would provide students with an alternative to bottled water by dispensing free, filtered tap water, culminating in a decrease in the consumption of bottled water on campus. In accordance with this goal, this proposal also encompasses a campus-wide campaign to make students aware of the environmental impact of the production, packaging, transport, usage and disposal of plastic water bottles. Additionally, undergraduate students were also involved in performing a life cycle assessment of the embodied energy saved by the plastic water bottles displaced.

Unit or Academic Department

Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Construction Management

Amount Granted

$7825.00

Amount Spent

$7825.000

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Eagle Hydration Station

Eagle Hydration Stations

Drs. Celine Manoosingh and Francisco Cubas, Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Building, College of Engineering and Information Technology, as well as the Engineering Technology building, aim to provide hygienic, hands-free water dispensers. The goal of installing these high efficiency, low cost units was to reduce the ecological footprint of water bottles on the Georgia Southern University campus by 10-15% by the end of 2016. Hydration stations would provide students with an alternative to bottled water by dispensing free, filtered tap water, culminating in a decrease in the consumption of bottled water on campus. In accordance with this goal, this proposal also encompasses a campus-wide campaign to make students aware of the environmental impact of the production, packaging, transport, usage and disposal of plastic water bottles. Additionally, undergraduate students were also involved in performing a life cycle assessment of the embodied energy saved by the plastic water bottles displaced.