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Geothermal Energy Capital Improvement Features and Research Projects

Geothermal energy
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The Illinois Climate Action Plan is University of Illinois' strategic sustainability plan for achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The goal is to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions is also supported by the Illinois Geothermal Coalition, a group of corporations, non-profits, geothermal professionals, and researchers seeking to establish Illinois as a leader in geothermal energy. 

A free online webinar by University of Illinois Extension will highlight ten existing Illinois campus geothermal projects. Register for the  Aug. 10 webinar. If you will need an accommodation in order to participate, please email Nancy Esarey Ouedraogo at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs 

Meet the Presenters

Ehab Kamarh, interim executive director of Facilities and Services at the Urbana campus, oversees $600 million of active capital improvement projects and manages teams of architects, engineers, planners, and project managers to deliver major capital and renewal projects in the complex and challenging secondary and post-secondary education sector.

Morgan White, U of I's associate director of Facilities & Services for Sustainability, works with the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (iSEE) and advocates for furthering the university’s sustainability goals  to be carbon neutral and resilient by 2050.

Mohamed Attalla is vice chancellor facilities planning, construction and management at City University of New York.

Sachin Anand founded dbHMS, a Chicago-based engineering design firm that specializes cutting-edge, sustainable builds. Sachin is recognized as a technical expert in sustainable building systems and a strategic team leader.