The universities listed below are working with communities to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy. Contact the listings below  to explore new ways to approach your projects, policies or problems.
  • OH – Myra Moss at Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Development Initiative & Energize Ohio  740.607.5177
    The Sustainable Development Initiative approaches energy, education, planning and research from a sustainable perspective, incorporating the cornerstones of sustainability into our work with communities, organizations, and businesses.  Program topics encompass sustainable community planning, entrepreneurship and energy development.
  • NY – David Kay –  Cornell University, Community and Regional Development institute, 607-255-2123 – David Kay is a Senior Extension Associate with the Community & Regional Development Institute (CaRDI) in the Department of Development Sociology. David provides leadership for CaRDI programming in the areas of energy, land use and community development. His work on land use involves research, outreach, and training efforts that attempt to build community-based decision making capacity and to help weave local policy into a regionally coherent fabric. He has increasingly focused on the community and economic development implications of energy transitions. His research and outreach work is especially concerned with building informed decision making capacity in the context of community controversy. David serves on the boards of several city, town, county and New York State State not-for-profit or government organizations concerned with sustainability and municipal land use planning
  • Shalom Flank, Microgrid Architect 202.797.8820 Dr. Flank became the nation’s first “microgrid architect” over a decade ago, and continues to design and develop MW-scale microgrid projects in the U.S. Northeast and beyond.  He is also active in the policy, regulatory, and financial innovations needed to propel such projects to success. Additionally he is a “Lecturer” for Georgetown’s Urban & Regional Planning program.
  • PA – Michele Halsell at Penn State Sustainability Institute – 814.867.4578
    The Sustainable Cities Collaborative exists to connect local community leaders with Penn State faculty, staff and students to address community sustainability priorities. SCC projects address a wide array of sustainability topics including renewable energy, water, waste minimization and recycling, alternative transportation, and local foods.
  • WI Sherrie Gruder, UW-ExtensionSustainable Design Specialist – 608.262.0398  Energy On Wisconsin works to increase energy awareness, education and outreach on energy conservation and efficiency, renewable energy sources and systems, bioenergy and sustainable energy planning and policies to Wisconsin communities, businesses, and farms. We work to promote success of local governments that have resolved to become energy independent- generate 25% of their energy from renewables locally by 2025.