Sustainability Employee Training

This project will continue the fall 2015 project to produce a module for new and existing employee training. The module will encourage and support the corporate culture of the borough as a sustainable community. Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner. Sustainable Communities Collaborative Contact Info University Faculty Contact Tom Hogan […]

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Disaster Recovery & Resiliency Planning

The State College Borough does not have one overarching risk assessment and response plan. The students’ task is to identify relevant and potential risks and disasters and develop a risk analysis which future classes will be able to build off of in order to develop the Borough’s recovery and resiliency planning Read the final student […]

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Alexa Technology Application: State College

The borough of State College would like to implement Alexa technology as a communication and information option for its residents. In this first approach of implementation, students in IST 440 will explore options for dissemination of information on parking availability in the borough. Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner. Sustainable […]

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Energy Planning In The State College Borough

The borough seeks to understand the local perception of a community-based energy generation system. Students will help by identifying stakeholders, relevant issues, and potential opportunities, planning and facilitating discussions, and summarizing their findings in a final report. Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner. Sustainable Communities Collaborative Contact Info University Faculty […]

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Transportation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories: State College

The borough of State College conducted two greenhouse gas inventories which focused on transportation. These studies used different data sets, in part due the construction of a bypass, and therefore the impact of GHG reducing measures was inconclusive. In order to create good baseline information, the borough engaged a capstone student in EMS to reconcile […]

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Sustainable Behavior Messaging: State College

The borough of State College seeks to reduce its GHG emissions by 10% of 2007 levels by 2021, and would like to receive guidance on messaging that will change residents’ behavior, promoting overall energy conservation. The borough will utilize student findings in its print and social media. Read the final student report delivered to the […]

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Hazard Mitigation And Risk Assessment: State College

Students in IST 440 have worked with State College Borough on analyzing current and new threats to the borough and making recommendations to the recovery plan. In previous semesters students identified risks as well as a format for assessment and mitigation of identified risks, including natural gas leaks, plane crash, major accidents, earthquake, prisoner escape, […]

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Human Resources Sustainability Training Modules

Students in LER 460 will create training modules for existing or onboarding new employees. Relevant information will include the definition of a sustainable community, past and present sustainability initiatives of the State College Borough, and details to incorporate these initiatives into employees’ work. Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner. Sustainable […]

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