Case Study 1
Abstract: Using funding afforded by this grant. The project will consist of retrofitting the homes of people living near water. The neighborhood of Coney Island in Brooklyn New York will benefits from sustainable building designs, raising the foundation on the home. Improving the stormwater draining system in the neighborhood to ensure that water do not back up into their home. . The project is scheduled to start in a few months, since hurricane seasons are upon us.
Climate change is one of the most significant challenges to the sustainability of coastal communities over the next 25 to 50 years. Its potential impact is substantial and far reaching; extreme weather conditions, rise in sea levels increasing the frequency and severity of coastal flooding, frequent severe weather conditions and an increase in ocean temperatures can devastate the coastal ecosystem as well as human livelihood . With a coastline of more than 3,000 miles and 60% of its population living near waterfront areas, the State of New York faces considerable risks.
PART ONE IS • : Case Study #1. You will identify the area within which you wish to submit your proposal (the EPA defines the following grant categories: Agriculture and Food, Materials and Chemistry, Energy, Information Technology, Water and the Built Environment). Define the problem your proposed project expects to solve – what the EPA calls the “challenge definition” – for submission in 2 or 3 paragraphs. Cite at least 2 sources that relate to your topic/proposed project. This “challenge definition” should include what is shown as bullets 1 and 2 in the Background and Problem Definition Section in the Final “Draft Proposal” instructions provided below. • Relationship to people, prosperity and the planet • Relevance and significance to developing or developed world
PART 2 A. Final “Draft Proposal” (8 – 10 pages) The Final “Draft” Proposal should be a comprehensive overview of the research objectives and results, as well as publications and presentations, in language that would be understood by the educated public. It must include the following 6 sections: 1. Abstract 2. Background and Problem Definition (What is your project and why is it relevant?) • Relationship to people, prosperity and the planet • Relevance and significance to developing or developed world • Implementation of the P3 team project as an educational tool 3. Purpose, Objectives, Scope (How will your project resolve the problem you defined?) (Include the five sustainability questions here.) 4. Data, Findings, Outputs/Outcomes (Quantify its value to P3 and society.) • Streamlined life cycle costing and analysis, if appropriate • Quantifiable and qualitative benefits to people, prosperity and the planet (estimated or actual) 5. Discussion, Conclusions, Recommendations (Why is it worth funding?) Note: Wherever possible, the report should provide quantitative data to more completely describe how the criterion has been addressed. It is appropriate and acceptable for the quantified benefits to be projected or likely as long as the implementation assumptions are clearly identified. 6. Budget The 5 Sustainability Challenge Questions: (1) What is your proposed technical challenge to sustainability? Describe it in some detail, cite sources used. (2) What innovative design approach (with technical merit) will be used to address the challenge? (3) How will the proposed challenge address sustainability, specifically to people, prosperity, and the planet? (4) What is your strategy for measuring results, evaluation and demonstration? (5) How will the P3 challenge concepts you propose be used as an educational tool?