EDU CITY PROGRAMS

UNIVERSITIES WITH
SUSTAINABLE CITIES/COMMUNITIES PROGRAMS
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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.
 
  • National – Shalom Flank, Microgrid Architect 202.797.8820   Shalom.Flank@MicrogridArchitect.com 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.
  • CO – Rachel Landis –  Fort Lewis College Environmental Center–  970-247-7091 rllandis@fortlewis.edu
    TBD
  • IN  – Robert Koester, Director CERES, Ball State University  765.285.1135 rkoester@bsu.edu 
    The Center for Energy Research/Education/Service (CERES) at Ball State University, is an interdisciplinary academic support unit focused on issues related to energy and resource use, alternatives and conservation. As described below, our mission is to serve the campus, local, state and regional communities. Click here to view a map that indicates the in-state and out-of-state research, education, and service activities of the Center since its founding in 1982. We continue to contract with federal, state and municipal agencies, not-for-profits, educational counterparts and businesses; and solicit funding through established grant programs to underwrite our work. In many instances we have originated the work—reaching out to develop a project but more often we are invited to participate by those in need of our research, education and/or service involvement.
  • MA – Richard Reibstein – Boston University, 339.223.9057 rreibste@bu.edu 
    Richard Reibstein conducts a class at Boston University with a  primary focus on research for environmental agencies. The students recently analyzed issues related to community choice aggregation in MA cities and will be looking at community solar for EJ communities.  Mr Reibstein teaches non-lawyers about environmental law.  He has also worked for the state of Massachusetts helping companies improve environmental performance and identify best practices.
  • OH – Myra Moss at Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Development Initiative & Energize Ohio  moss.63@osu.edu  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 dlk2@cornell.edu – 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
  • NY – Jason Kulaszewski  University of Buffalo Regional Institute  716.878.2441 jasonkul@buffalo.edu 
    University of Buffalo Regional Institute  Works with Municipalities to reduce energy waste through statewide initiatives sponsored by NYSERDA. Also we provide technical support, consulting and assistance to complete renewable energy and sustainability projects within Western New York 
  • PA – Michele Halsell at Penn State Sustainability Institute – mwh16@psu.edu 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  sherrie.gruder@wisc.edu  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.