Learn about the exciting project on Ilha do Arvoredo, a fully sustainable island, off the coast of Brazil.
The island was purchased by Lafayette 1924 alumnus Fernando Lee in the 1950s, a trailblazer who developed it as a demonstration site for sustainable water, energy, and food systems. The infrastructure is in need of refurbishing. Students in Walter A. Scott ’59 Chair of Integrative Engineering David Brandes’ Environment and Energy Systems Engineering class will be working with the INMAR Foundation, which oversees the island, to develop preliminary design plans for system upgrades focusing on the rainwater collection and treatment system in particular.
Submitted by: Susan Boerchers