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University at Albany-SUNY Names Energy Officer

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

Energy Officer, Indu, will support UAlbany's sustainability efforts

Indu, the University at Albany-SUNY's new energy officer

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 25, 2008) -- Indu [Editor's Note: Indu is her full name] has been named the University at Albany's Energy Officer. The newly-created position is designed to support UAlbany's sustainability efforts including its "Go Green" initiative, environmental education and policies.

At UAlbany, Indu will work to reduce the University's carbon footprint through energy conservation, efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Indu has more than 10 years of experience in the building industry as an architect, contractor and energy efficiency engineer. Her experience includes high performance new construction projects, energy performance contracting, energy audits, LEED, Green Globes, Energy Star and other green building/energy efficiency rating tools.

The University at Albany is dedicated to promoting sustainability by encouraging the conservation and efficient use of natural resources on campus, initiating projects that both reduce the University's environmental impact and set an example of sustainable living for the community at large. It also seeks to increase awareness of the campus' responsibility to operate in an environmentally sustainable manner; teach the principles of sustainable living to its students and colleagues; and demonstrate the economic and other benefits of sustainable living to all.

In May, UAlbany Interim President George M. Philip signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become climate-neutral.

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