Sustainable Development / International
Renewable Energy and International Development
S D / I - Sustainable Energy

 S D / I - Sustainable Energy Projects 

Sustainable
Energy
Projects: 
  • Design and construction of multiple solar water heating systems for residential and commercial systems, monitoring energy savings results and data analysis.
  • Design and construction of multiple passive solar and earth bermed residential, commercial and industrial buildings. 
  •  Multiple solar and heat pump system design and construction for residential buildings.
  • Design and construction of annual thermal storage with solar and heat pump combinations for residential buildings, data monitoring of energy consumption and data analysis.  
  • Research of solar energy penetration through various deciduous tree canopies, monitoring and analysis of data.  
  • Photovoltaic drilling rig design, construction, monitoring, and results analysis for the National Polar Ice Core Office.   
  • Photovoltaic water well pump design, construction, monitoring, and results analysis.  
Sustainable
Energy
Research
and
Technology
Transfer:
 
  • Directed research and technology transfer on passive solar design, solar assisted heat pumps, solar annual storage systems, and solar access subdivision design. 
  • Organized and performed multiple state and national workshops, conferences, training programs, and seminars on energy conservation, and renewable energy. 
  • Taught graduate level courses in Solar Engineering Design, and Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems for residential and commercial buildings at the University of Nebraska, College of Engineering. 
  • Directed multiple public outreach and public information programs on renewable energy and energy conservation including hosting a live monthly television show, “Questions and Answers on Energy”. 
Energy
Policy
and
Legislation: 

 
 
  • Established the second municipal residential and commercial building energy consumption and insulation standard in the United States. 
  • Established the first solar access and solar bonus program for residential subdivision developers in the United States. 
  • Worked with the local gas and electric companies, established a residential and commercial energy conservation incentives program for free energy conservation build inspections. 
  • Multiple presentations to renewable energy and energy conservation conferences. Multiple presentations to city, county, state, and federal legislative entities on energy policy, standards, and incentives. 
  • Testimony to the United States Congressional Committe on Energy Policy.  
Electric
System
Utilities/
Energy
Conservation:
  • Established an interruptible summer air conditioner program to significantly reduce the summer peak utility load. 
  • Provided an aerial infrared survey of the entire city and also a hand-held infrared ThermaGRAM® scanning service for individual residential, commercial and industrial building owners. 
  • Free commercial and residential building energy conservation audits. 
  • The energy saving of these programs resulted in the delay of the construction of an additional coal-fired electrical generation plant for over 20 years.