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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

POSTPONED-NJIT Sustainability Expert To Discuss High Performance Schools at Seminar

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

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.

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 click here.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.