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Thursday, February 25 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Leveraging Technology: Bold Planning and Steps to the Resilient, Carbon Neutral Campus of the Future

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Keene State College (NH) has set aggressive sustainability goals and, like many higher education institutions, faces barriers to implementing them. We will learn about the creative vision and bold initial actions of this public liberal arts college and their plans toward achieving multi-faceted, short and long-term goals on the road to decarbonization. The approach will reveal key elements associated with partnership, technology, and stakeholder engagement, as well as alternative financing.

As a company Siemens is well-along their path to carbon neutrality. The Chief Sustainability Officer of Siemens will delve into this aligned vision that helps to create synergies and momentum. One example of this is the distributed energy microgrid at the Princeton (NJ) research campus. This project demonstrates the optimization of localized energy generation and storage, building load, and grid supplied electricity, as well as supporting corporate research.

Learn how these campuses are planning and implementing solutions and how their lessons may help your campus achieve its goals.

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Chris Davidson

Director of Hybrid Power Solutions, Siemens Smart Infrastructure
Chris Davidson is Director of Hybrid Power Solutions for Siemens Smart Infrastructure. His professional career spans more than two decades developing, managing, and engineering standard as well as customized integrated electrical solutions, such as power conversion equipment for power... Read More →
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Martin Powell

Head of Sustainability, Siemens USA
Martin Powell is Chief Sustainability Officer for Siemens USA and oversees efforts at dozens of corporate campuses that will lead to the company’s achievement of global carbon neutrality by 2030. In his previous role as Global Head of the Urban Development Practice, Martin led the... Read More →
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Diana Duffy

Coordinator of Energy and Utility Services, Keene State College
Diana’s work at Keene State College helps procure the power to energize the campus in a pipeline-free corner of New England. Prior to Keene State, Diana was on National Grid’s energy efficiency team managing a range of programs serving customers in four northeastern states. She... Read More →
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Cary Gaunt

Director of Campus Sustainability, Keene State College
Dr. Cary Gaunt currently serves as the Director of Campus Sustainability at Keene State College (KSC), where she facilitates an accomplished team of colleagues and a cross-campus stakeholder group (the Sustainability Council) to lead, develop and implement initiatives that reinforce... Read More →

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Siemens Smart Infrastructure strives to create the ideal campus environment, built on smart infrastructure and leveraging digitalization. The right environment for learning can lead to great things. Students focus on learning and exploring their future. The institution adheres to... Read More →

Thursday February 25, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm EST