The community in the Pasco region of Peru currently has to collect unclean water from local streams and rivers. These water sources are often scarce in the dry season and contaminated with fecal matter. This project will provide a year-round source of clean and reliable water.
Nestled in the western highlands of Guatemala, the current Aldea Paztac elementary school is structurally inadequate and jeopardized by seismic activity and erosion. The project will replace the school, increasing the size and upgrading the bathrooms to better accommodate the growing community.
The community of the Santa Ana region of El Salvador primarily consists of hard-worked farmers. The gravity-fed water distribution system often succumbs to high pressures and therefore malfunctions. This project involves designing pressure reduction valves to alleviate the pressure.
The Rio Azul community members do not have a building dedicated to higher education. Students of all ages are forced to cram into a small learning space. The design of a new structure will provide a designated space for high school students to learn in the community and include power supply and sanitation facilities.
The small town of Colfax, Wisconsin has few community gathering places. The Colfax Municipal Building houses the public library, police station, and community theatre. Due to a leak in the basement and lack of accessibility, parts of the building are unusable. The project will provide an engineering assessment plan and recommendations.
Beacon Interfaith is a non-profit organization providing low incoming housing throughout the metropolitan regions of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Through collaborative efforts with EnerChange and CE Corp, energy audits will be conducted to improve energy efficiency at 11 properties. These efforts will allow Beacon to further stretch resources and provide more services.
Partnering with the Division of Indian Work, this project will involve the review of a solar panel system to ensure it is working to capacity. Additionally, a rainwater catchment system for gardening will be designed, and a composting system will be installed.