Brewer wins international sustainability award

Robert Brewer (PhD, Computer Science, 2013) has won the 2013 Graduate Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). He accepted the award on October 6, 2013, at AASHE’s annual conference and expo in Nashville, Tennessee. AASHE is an international organization providing resources and professional development for sustainable operations, research and education.

Brewer’s doctoral dissertation, titled “Fostering Sustained Energy Behavior Change and Increasing Literacy in a Student Housing Energy Challenge,” provides novel insights through two open source energy challenge software systems, an energy literacy assessment instrument, and the discovery of fundamental problems with the use of baselines for assessing energy competitions.

For more details, see the press release and his dissertation.