NJIT sustainability expert to discuss high performance schools at seminar

October 29, 2008

NJIT sustainability expert Deane Evans will provide an introduction to the basics of building green, high performance primary and secondary schools at a free seminar, open to the public, at NJIT. The talk, set for Nov. 5, 2008, at 3 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall, will include a review of the status of the NJ schools' construction program.

Evans, a registered architect, is executive director of NJIT's Center for Architecture and Building Science Research at the New Jersey School of Architecture.

At the talk, Evans will describe green buildings and their value to students, teachers and taxpayers. He will explain how to develop such structures in a cost-effective manner, outline how much it costs to build them now, plus delve into cost premiums.

Evans has more than 25 years experience - in both the private and public sectors - in architectural design, construction technology and building performance. Prior to joining NJIT, Evans was vice president for research at the American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC., and founding director of a housing program at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

As director of the NJIT research center, Evans concentrates on high performance, sustainable buildings, particularly housing and schools. He co-authored New Jersey's 21st Century Schools Design Manual.
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Evans is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and current vice chair of the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council. He received a bachelor's degree from Yale University and a master's degree in architecture from Columbia University. To learn more about Evans, please visit: http://www.njit.edu/publicinfo/newsroom/evans_bio.php

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, at the edge in knowledge, enrolls more than 8,000 students in bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 92 degree programs offered by six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. NJIT is renowned for expertise in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. In 2009, Princeton Review named NJIT among the nation's top 25 campuses for technology and among the top 150 for best value. U.S. News & World Report's 2008 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities.

(Attention Editors: To attend or interview Evans, call Sheryl Weinstein, 973-596-3436.)

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