Message from Dr. Andrew Baruth on the Opening Talk of Creighton University’s Spirit of St. Francis Celebration:
I want to thank those who were able to attend last night’s eye-opening lecture at Creighton University with Dr. Joshua Kneifel, Applied Economist from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Engineering Laboratory. He addressed the role of measurement science in motivating change in building design, as well as changes to codes/laws/mindsets concerning improvements in sustainability within new builds and the application of lessons learned to retrofits.
In addition, we caught a glimpse of the powerful tools being developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology to quantify important metrics, including life cycle analysis and energy inflows/outflows, and their incorporation into the National Renewable Energy Lab’s energy modeling software, OpenStudio.
I’ve prepared a webcast of the talk: PowerPoint slides with microphone voice-over for those who couldn’t attend or who would like to review the material: http://bit.ly/2cqSeyt
Another public lecture in this series, “Sustainability Initiatives at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo,” will be presented on September 30th at 1 p.m, with a reception at noon, in the Harper Ballroom: http://calendar.creighton.edu/event?id=57570
Stephanie Huettner, along with a panel of Zoo staff and Creighton faculty and students, will share their successes in the implementation of their 2011 Energy and Sustainability Master Plan that resulted in their 2016 “Friends of the Environment” award from the Earth Day Omaha Coalition.
We hope you can join us.
Andrew Baruth, Assistant Professor in Creighton University’s College of Arts and Sciences Department of Physics / Energy Technology Program