2016 Projects

(15/16 Academic Year)

In 2016, PGF funded the Fairfax-Area Household Canvassing as a Climate Change Communication Strategy project. The project tested the efficacy of a Fairfax-area canvassing intervention in the areas of educating Fairfax residents about the scientific consensus that climate change is human-caused and has serious impacts, and mobilizing residents to learn more about this issue as well as take policy-related action. In addition, the Green Roof Research project continues to be implemented on the Rappahannock Parking Deck roof. This project aims to design and instrument various green roof elements with water and energy sensors to determine the impact of green roof design tradeoffs for reducing stormwater runoff and energy usage. More about these and other projects can be found below.

Project TitleProject Leader(s)Award AmountProjectPlaceStatus
Organic Turf PilotJ. Storvick$5,000Infrastructure: Pilot organic turf managementFairfax CampusOn hold
Green Roof ResearchP. Houser$20,000Research: Green roof elementsFairfax CampusResearch in progress on Rappahannock Parking Deck roof
Smoking Urn PilotJ. Walker and B. Ericson$6,500Infrastructure: Smoking urns and 25' signage Fairfax CampusIn production
Climate Control AnalyticsA. O'Connor$832Research: HVAC toolFairfax Campus
Fairfax-Area Household Canvassing as a Climate Change Communication Strategy C. Clarke$500ResearchFairfax CampusCompleted