CBU Awarded EPA Grant

Memphis- Christian Brothers University’s Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dr. L. Yu Lin, and Dr. Paul Indeglia with Peak Development Consultant, Inc. received a $15,000 grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the EPA P3 program: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet. CBU is the only local university to receive the grant and is one of seven southern universities and one of 45 universities in the nation receiving it.

Ivan Tamayo, Dederick Blair Martin Tribo Kenderick Norris LeAndreaonia Dunning, Aaron Lewis, Dr. L. Yu Lin and Dr. Paul IndegliaA team of six CBU civil, electrical and mechanical engineering students, Ivan Tamayo, Dederick Blair Martin Tribo Kenderick Norris LeAndreaonia Dunning , and Aaron Lewis will investigate, develop, and implement technologies that improve energy efficiency in the building envelop of existing residential structures in the low-income communities of Memphis.

After completing the project, the team will bring their designs to the 8th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. If their work is selected by the expert panel, the EPA will grant up to another $90,000 to further the project design, implement it in the field, and move it to the marketplace.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3-People, Prosperity and the Planet Award Program, seeks to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 Awards program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of the planet, and improved quality of life for its people– people, prosperity, and the planet – the three pillars of sustainability. The EPA offers the P3 competition in order to respond to the technical needs of the world while moving towards the goal of sustainability.

For more information about CBU’s P3 team contact, Dr. L. Yu Lin at llin@cbu.edu or call (901) 321-3403. For further information about EPA, see http://www.epa.gov/ncer/p3/index.html.###

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