Congratulations to Erin Bruehlman and Felicia Herlevi for receiving an $8,000 award from the UW-Madison Green Fund Program. Their application explored the effects of direct light and calculated solar heat gain impacts on heating and air conditioning costs at Goodnight Hall. The award will be used to install new window blinds in the classrooms of Goodnight Hall in order to cut back on solar heat gain from south-facing windows. The UW-Madison Green Fund supports student-initiated projects that address the environmental footprint, social impact, and operating costs of campus facilities.
Thank you Erin and Felicia for all of your work on this project!
Erin Bruehlman is a fourth year undergraduate student in the department of Communication Sciences & Disorders. Goodnight Hall is dear to her both as a student and an employee at the Cognitive-Communication in Aging and Neurogenic Disorders Lab (CCANDL), which is housed on the fourth floor of the building. She loves applying her passion for sustainability by completing projects like the Green Fund and the Green Lab Certification, which she was able to obtain for CCANDL earlier this year.
Felicia Herlevi is a second year doctoral student of Audiology. She has all of her graduate classes in Goodnight hall and is a student clinician at the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic. She uses sustainable practices in her everyday life and is continuously educating herself on ways that she can live more sustainably which has driven her passion for making a positive impact on the sustainability efforts of Goodnight Hall.