‘We’re downright obsessive’ about energy efficiency. Hear how you can be, too

Image of scanning for heat loss 2Green is good. Renewable rocks. But don’t forget energy efficiency, says the organizer of an upcoming event at Ohio State.

“Even as we pursue green, clean, renewable energy, we need to remember that end-use efficiency improvements are among the cheapest, cleanest, surest, most rapidly expandable energy improvement options we have,” says David Hanselmann, a lecturer in Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR).

Hanselmann coordinates the school’s Environmental Professionals Network, which on May 10 is hosting a breakfast program on how office buildings, factories, cities, schools and others can get a bigger bang for their energy buck.

“Energy Efficiency: How Low Can You Go?” is from 7:15 to 9:15 a.m. at the university’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, in Columbus.

Cut your energy use, costs

Speaking at the event will be John Seryak, CEO and lead engineer for Columbus-based Go Sustainable Energy. The company helps its clients achieve “energy use and cost reductions at an economical cost,” its website says.

“To call our interest in energy-efficiency passionate would be misleading,” the website says. “We are downright obsessive.”

All welcome, students free

Admission to the event is open to both members of the network and the public. Registration is $10, includes breakfast and is needed by noon May 6. Student registration is free and includes breakfast.

The agenda, other details and a link to register are at go.osu.edu/May2016EPN. Students should select “Student scholarship” under payment method when they register.

For more information, contact Hanselmann at hanselmann.3@osu.edu or 614-247-1908.

Sponsoring the event is the Ohio Advanced Energy Economy coalition.

SENR is part of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

SENR and two other Ohio State units — the Office of Energy and Environment and the Office of Student Life’s Energy Management and Sustainability program — are providing the free student registrations and breakfasts.

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