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  Program Directors

  Lonnie Gamble

  641-472-7000 ext. 2291


  Travis Cox

  641-472-7000 ext. 3306

  Department Chair

  David Fisher

  641-472-7000 ext. 2139


Our Living Lab

An Experiment in Sustainable Retrofitting

We make our facilities part of the curriculum — a living laboratory for you to practice what you learn in the classroom. Currently, we are housed in a 1960s-vintage science building that is in the process of being retrofitted with solar, geothermal, and wind energy as well as day lighting, motion sensors, etc.

Since the start of our program students and faculty have felt strongly that the built environment should reflect the values being taught within the building. In 2007 students lead the effort to retrofit our existing building and by 2008 funding and plans were put into place for construction of the new Sustainable Living Center. Students still lead projects in the existing building and are influential in the construction of the new building.

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