Over the last ten years, colleges and universities have become increasingly vigilant about joining the fight against climate change. Many schools have signed carbon or climate neutrality commitments and deploying strategies to get to net zero carbon emissions. A major part of their efforts have focused on reducing building energy use, both through retrofits of existing buildings and through the energy-efficient design. With nearly 40 educational clients, GreenerU’s Kailash Viswanathan will discuss some of the latest trends in sustainability and energy efficiency and talk about the biggest energy users on campuses, the challenges with new construction, and what energy-saving measures schools are using to meet their carbon neutrality goals.
Kailash Viswanathan is the Vice President of Operations for GreenerU, Inc., and an experienced energy-efficiency business leader with 25 years of industry experience. With the belief that educational institutions are uniquely positioned to lead the world in mitigating climate change and accelerating sustainability, GreenerU uses a combination of engineering solutions with behavior change management, helping clients such as College of the Holy Cross, Yale, Brown, and Clark University.