College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Andrew R. Kline, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This paper proposes the installation of Pavegen's kinetic energy generating floors at Cal Poly’s campus as a sustainable energy solution. Pavegen has developed a pioneering technology that converts footsteps into clean and renewable energy. The versatility of these floors is demonstrated through successful implementations in various settings, such as transportation hubs and public spaces, generating power from foot traffic. Collaborations with Schneider Electric, installation at Dupont Circle, and integration at Heathrow Airport showcase the potential for sustainable urban infrastructure. This paper outlines research conducted on Pavegen and similar solutions, including communication with company representatives and examining proposed installation locations at the Cal Poly Recreation Center and Robert E. Kennedy Library. Factors such as foot traffic patterns, energy generation potential, cost estimates, installation duration, and project complexity are analyzed. By harnessing the power of human movement, Pavegen's floors provide a renewable energy source, contributing to reduced carbon emissions and environmental impact. This paper explores the potential of these innovative solutions for creating a more sustainable world while enhancing software usage, decision-making, problem-solving, communication, and collaboration skills.

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