SRU Good News for May 18, 2010
Herb Carlson earns carbon reduction certification
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.�- Herb Carlson, Slippery Rock University senior officer for institutional sustainability, has become a certified carbon reduction manager. He recently completed the Association of Energy Engineers certification program and will use the additional knowledge to help the University further reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
"In order to become fully conversant with the process, I became certified," he said. The Association of Energy Engineers, founded in 1977, is a nonprofit professional society that promotes the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for sustainable development.
Carlson attended the association's four-day training program in Philadelphia and passed a four-hour written exam. The examination covered a variety of topics, including carbon audits, codes and standards, emissions reporting, energy efficiency technologies, green power and renewable energies.
SRU signed the American College and University President's Climate Commitment, which requires members to submit a greenhouse gas reduction plan by March 2012, Carlson said. SRU is inventorying its gas emissions this summer to develop a plan for becoming a carbon-neutral campus.
Carlson, who joined SRU in 1990, also serves as assistant vice president for construction, design and management. He is a registered architect and trained as a continuous improvement, leader-facilitator.
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