By: Carol Clinton
The nationwide GovEnergy workshop and tradeshow celebrated its 14th year this August in Cincinnati. UC partnered with GovEnergy and showcased some of the reasons it was named “one of the nation’s top green universities.” Attendees were able to tour UC, one of the “world’s most beautiful campuses” and see a glimpse of UC research in energy and sustainability.
This unique partnership – the first time GovEnergy worked with a university – resulted from the vision of Rick Koch, a member of UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) Alumni Board and Director of Facilities Management for the USEPA Cincinnati. Rick, along with support from CEAS Dean Carol Montemagno and Dr. Tim Keener, worked to highlight UC’s accomplishments during this year’s GovEnergy conference.
For the past 13 years, GovEnergy has worked to address the challenges of federal energy management. Through their annual workshops and trade shows, their stated mission is “to provide effective energy management training to federal employees and their associated stakeholders. In doing so, it fosters opportunities to further educate and encourage the best application of practice, products, and services as they relate to energy efficiency, renewable energy, water efficiency, and greenhouse gas management within the federal sector.”