Date of Award


Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name


Organizational Unit

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical and Materials Engineering

First Advisor

Amin Khodaei, Ph.D.


Smart campus, University of Denver, Renewable energy


Institutions are embracing smart technologies to reap their benefits while simultaneously innovating new uses. From localized renewable energy generation to health monitoring and everything in between, academic campuses globally are paving the way for smart technology application. Eight primary categories have been identified in which institutions are applying smart technologies. Energy development is on the forefront of these smart initiatives. The University of Denver has begun its Smart Campus Initiative by implementing a revolving fund to invest in campus improvements related to the offset of carbon. By comparing how institutions are investing in smart campus initiatives and analyzing costs associated with renewable energy development, recommendations are provided on how University of Denver can better apply its resources to become a leader in the global smart campus initiative. Recommendations are given on how the university should invest in additional energy related projects to catalyze its currently implemented projects. Additional recommendations are given on how to achieve an all-encompassing smart campus infrastructure realizing status in each of the eight categories.

Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Rights Holder

Camerron Mismash


Received from ProQuest

File Format




File Size

96 p.