Ohio Wesleyan University has hired its first Energy Conservation and Sustainability Coordinator, Sean Kinghorn, who will start work in this new position on March 14.
Kinghorn has more than 15 years of experience in sustainability planning, sustainable development, renewable energy, green building consulting and environmental planning. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science/Environmental Studies from the University of California at San Diego and a master’s of science degree in Natural Resource Planning from the Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Humboldt State University in California. His recent employment has been as Principal/Owner of Green Development Consulting, LLC, in La Jolla, Calif.
“Ohio Wesleyan University seeks to be energy efficient, whenever possible,” said Laurie Anderson, Ph.D., Chair of the President’s Sustainability Task Force and co-chair for the candidate search committee, in a written release. “The new Energy Conservation and Sustainability Coordinator will help the campus community reduce its energy consumption and carbon footprint while realizing beneficial cost savings as well.”
This two-year position is funded through a State of Ohio Energy and Conservation Block Grant awarded to OWU in June, 2010. This grant also funded a campus-wide energy audit, the results of which will be available this spring.