Climate Forward Cold Storage: A Teaching, Research and Demonstration Project in Campus Sustainability

Climate Forward Cold Storage: A Teaching, Research and Demonstration Project in Campus Sustainability

Campus Farm

“Thanks to PBSIF, the Campus Farm can move forward on its carbon neutrality efforts, beginning with an energy-efficient cooler that decreases the farm's emissions.”

The project consists of the creation of a climate-forward energy efficient cold storage system that uses naturally abundant cold winter air as a means of cooling. This project opens doors for further student engagement with the Campus Farm via hands-on educational opportunities. The new cold storage system will be much more efficient than the previous system because it increases the energy efficiency of the cold storage system by 50%. As we end the year, the Campus Farm is installing the system and plans on finishing its implementation over the summer.