“Green” progress takes synergy
of creativity, planning and finance © Dec. 18, 2009, Norwich University Office of Communications

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In October 2009, three professors from Norwich University brought home the reality that creating a society that uses less energy will take talent and foresight from many disciplines.

Representatives from the private military college’s architecture, engineering and business schools came together to describe innovative ideas, needs and initiatives for making a more sustainable lifestyle possible. It was part of Norwich’s annual celebration of faculty scholarship, held in the Kreitzberg Library, which featured a week of lunchtime presentations from Norwich instructors.

Prof. Danny Sagan from the School of Art & Architecture touched on issues of insulation, materials, employing new energy sources and working in conjunction with natural conditions to improve buildings. Stephen Fitzhugh, electrical and computer engineering professor from the David Crawford School of Engineering, focused on concepts of “smart” grids and metering, describing a future when the electrical supply, buildings and appliances work together to use energy efficiently. Prof. Michael Puddicombe, dean of the School of Business and Management, addressed financing, and how business can foster the innovation and manufacturing necessary for green development.

This video shows highlights from the presentation.