CEPM Opens 2019-2020 Energy Lecture Series

Created: October 15, 2019  |  Last Updated: December 2, 2019  |  Category:   |  Tagged:

WASHINGTON, PA (Oct. 7, 2019) – The Center for Energy Policy and Management will host its first Energy Lecture Series of the 2019-2020 season on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. in the Howard J. Burnett Center at Washington & Jefferson College.

The overall theme of this year’s Series is “Unpacking Energy Efficiency Programs and Certifications.” The Oct. 23 program, “One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Sustainable Design Certifications and Programs and How They Fit the Sustainability Goals of Your Organization,” is free and open to the public.

“Sustainability and energy conservation are of the utmost importance in the built environment and in moving towards an energy efficient and sustainable future,” said CEPM Director Corey Young. “This interactive program will help participants understand which certification programs and/or guidelines make the most sense for their facility or project.”

The program will cover cutting-edge technologies and methodologies that contribute in many ways to the final design and uses of facilities and help bring us to a more sustainable future.

In this session, two architects from IKM Architecture, Melanie Como Harris and Catherine Adams, will discuss four of the current cutting-edge programs for building sustainable structures: The Living Building Challenge, LEED, Well Building, and Passive House. The speakers will examine the criteria for each and help participants understand how to navigate the programs moving forward.

Registration is requested for this event. Attendees can register at EventBrite.

A second program in the Series will be held in Spring 2020, and information will be released closer to that time.


About the Center for Energy Policy and Management

The Center for Energy Policy and Management at Washington & Jefferson College is a center of excellence dedicated to fostering the development of energy policy that has a place for all energy sources and promotes economic growth while minimizing environmental impacts. In pursuit of this mission, the CEPM hosts lectures and workshops; convenes industry leaders, scientists, and policymakers to engage in constructive dialog about important energy issues;  and conducts original research.


About Washington & Jefferson College

Washington & Jefferson College, located in Washington, Pa., is a selective liberal arts college founded in 1781. Committed to providing each of its students with the highest-quality undergraduate education available, W&J offers a traditional arts and sciences curriculum emphasizing interdisciplinary study and independent study work. For more information about W&J, visit www.washjeff.edu, or call 888-W-AND-JAY.