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Customer and Sponsor Involvement
In the case of this project, it will prove quite difficult to have any interactions with the customer. Therefore, the team will need to assess the customer needs based on research and person knowledge of the situation in which residents of Developing Nations live. The primary concern in the case of the customer is that we provide a high-quality, high-longevity, low-cost, sustainable lighting system to replace the currently used fuel-burning light sources.
The current hope is that this project will be funded by a United States Environmental Protection Agency P3 (People, Prosperity, and the Planet) grant. Winning this grant will require following a structured design process as will be detailed in the grant proposal. Additionally, the Team will be expected to present the end product on the National Mall in Washington D.C. in April of 2009. In addition to presenting the project, it will be expected that the project is well documented and that this documentation will contribute to the Phase II grant proposal for continued funding of the project.
Due to the nature of the customer and sponsor for this project, there will be few, if any, interaction between the team and those parties. It is expected that the team will meet with the guide regularly to determine their progress and to ensure that the necessary steps are taken to maintain the necessary timeline so that it will be possible to present the project on the National Mall in April of 2009.
Should EPA funding fall through, and alternate sources of funding are secured, then more sponsor interaction may occur.
i.e. UL, IEEE, FDA, FCC, RIT
- The design shall be in compliance with all guidelines associated with the award of an EPA P3 grant. Should this project be funded by a source other than the EPA or in addition to the EPA funding, then it shall also comply with any regulations set forth by the procurement of those funds.
- The design shall comply with all applicable international, federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The team's design project report should include references to, and compliance with all applicable international, federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
- The design shall comply with all applicable RIT Policies and Procedures. The team's design project report should include references to, and compliance with all applicable RIT Policies and Procedures.
- Wherever practical, the design should follow industry standard codes and standards (e.g. Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), FCC regulations, IEEE standards, and relevant safety standards as prescribed by IEC, including IEC60601). The team's design project report should include references to, and compliance with industry codes or standards.
Project Budget and Special Procurement Processes
An EPA P3 grant has been obtained for this project. $3,750 can be used for project materials. An additional $3,000 can be used for travel to Washington, D.C. in April of 2009 to attend the National Sustainable Design Expo.
If EPA funding falls through, funding may be sought from RIT (Sustainability Programs, Honors Program, etc.) or from outside philanthropic sources.