K-State P2 Intern Presentations

Eight summer interns presented their projects complete with environmental and cost-benefit savings, Friday, September 14 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the K-State campus.  

Intern presentation agenda



Project Description

Joyce Chen
Conservation Biology, Natural Resource and Environmental Science
KSU, Senior

Residence Inn by Marriott

  1. Visits and inspections of 10-15 hotels in the Kansas City area
  2. Help participating hotels understand issues as they relate to “green” and help them find areas where they can improve their operations and minimize energy/water usage

Alexander Van Dyke
Mechanical Engineering
KSU, Senior

Mercy Regional Health Center

  1. Boiler efficiency
  2. Chiller efficiency
  3. Laundry water usage/reduction
  4. Relamp/lighting project

Andrew Smith (EPAP)
Chemical Engineering
KSU, Senior

Omaha Public Power District

  1. Benchmark customer portfolios and identify existing ENERGY STAR buildings
  2. Complete Energy Studies/Audits and produce presentations for energy-efficiency products
  3. Present findings and proposed projects to customers
  4. Motivate customers to improve their energy star scores through the completion of energy efficiency projects
  5. Reduce energy usage, save customer’s money and decrease carbon footprints

Mikhail Crawford (EPAP)
Mechanical Engineering
KSU, Graduate

Foot Locker Retail, Inc

  1. Review High Bay Distribution Center Lighting ROI
  2. Evaluate changing the High Bay DC lighting voltage from 480 volts to 277 volts
  3. Study the building generators.  Review the Westar Energy curtailment program and compare Foot Locker’s savings per kilowatt against the cost for Foot Locker to produce their own generated power and to remain compliant with KDHE and other government regulations.

Angela Forrest
Earth, Environmental, and Physical Science
WSU, Graduate (B.S., Civil Eng.)

Via Christi Hospitals

  1. Energy audits
  2. Initial implementation phase of ISO 50001

Albert Maurin
Biological Systems Engineering
KSU, Senior

Dillons Grocery Stores

  1. Take the “bottom” three stores, based on energy usage, and assess them to determine what is causing the stores to have such high energy usage.  Once assessed, recommend how to reduce the energy usage, while maintaining the same operations
  2. Conduct a lighting assessment of stores to determine how to provide better lighting
  3. Collect and assess date provided by energy-monitoring devices and make recommendations on how to use the date to reduce energy consumption in the stores.

Emily Schmar
Industrial Engineering
KSU, Senior

Advantage Metals Recycling

  1. Electrical – shredder operation
  2. Waste reduction – shredder fluff disposal
  3. Truck fleet fuel reduction
  4. Water reduction

Michael Claussen Industrial Engineering
KSU, Junior

CST Storage

  1. Reduce waste paint disposal generated in mixing of special colors.  Evaluate current process for improvements that would reduce amount of waste generated and disposal costs.
  2. Examine coating process for energy efficiency opportunities in current process including washing, painting, and drying process
  3. Examine filter efficiencies, capacity, filter schedules and recommend maintenance program to reduce amount of waste filters generated in the process.
  4. Recommend other continuous improvement efforts that could be implemented.