Year of Graduation
Dartmouth Skiway, Lyme, NH
Dartmouth Skiway, despite being an essential part of the student experience, represents an environmental and financial burden on the college. Along with the rest of the Ski industry, Skiway faces a significant threat from climate change, including social and economic issues from changing weather patterns. Rising temperatures and less predictable snowfall increase the cost of running the Skiway. This project produces a comprehensive plan for reducing Skiway's energy consumption through an overview of the current operations, an exhaustive showcase of potential improvements and technologies considered, and a detailed decision-making methodology. Three pathways are produced to ensure that the recommendations are both environmentally significant and economically feasible, each with a varying set of priorities: cost, greenhouse gas emissions, and both. Finally, a detailed financial analysis was conducted on the recommended pathway. The suggested improvements will enable the Skiway to reduce its carbon emissions in a feasible and financially sustainable manner, and serve generations of future Dartmouth students.
Level of Access
Restricted: Campus/Dartmouth Community Only Access
Dartmouth Digital Commons Citation
Ahern, Kieran; Boydston, Kate; Devic, Iva; Killarney, Brendan; and Wiseman, Abby, "Dartmouth Skiway Energy Efficiency Study" (2022). ENGS 89/90 Reports. 59.
Available to Dartmouth community via local IP address.