Date of Completion

Spring 5-4-2014

Project Advisor(s)

Jeffrey McCutcheon; Jeffrey Meunier; Douglas Cooper

University Scholar Major

Chemical Engineering


Chemical Engineering


Water and energy are intrinsically linked together. Energy is required to produce clean water and water is used heavily to generate energy. These two resources are constantly held in check, as they are vital to the sustained operation of towns, cities, and campuses. At the University of Connecticut (UConn), the consumption of water and energy is reduced by an efficient power plant and a brand new water reclamation facility. To reach beyond these accolades, it is essential that a deeper understanding of campus water usage is developed. Linking this knowledge with information about the energy consumption of UConn facilities will allow for the recommendation of efficiency improvements. Software was developed that demonstrates these trends and provides a tool for smarter campus and community growth.