RADM Michael R. Johnson, USN (Ret) - (Chair)
University of Arkansas
Michael R. Johnson, [NAE], is the University of Arkansas associate vice chancellor for facilities and professor in the Department of Civil Engineering. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2010 “For leadership and achievements in U.S. Naval construction management and projects throughout the world.”
RADM Johnson joined the university with experience as a civil engineer and with an extensive career in the U.S. military. His academic credentials include a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado in 1970, a bachelor's degree in business/economics from Chapman College in 1975 and masters’ degrees in public works and civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978. After more than 33 years of service, Johnson retired from the U.S. Navy as rear admiral in the Civil Engineer Corps in January 2004.
As commander of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and Chief of Civil Engineers, RADM Johnson directed the worldwide operations of the Navy's global engineering organization, managing more than 14,000 civilian and military personnel and a multi-billion dollar budget. As Chief of Civil Engineers, he was responsible for the community management of almost 40,000 military and civilian personnel. RADM Johnson has held leadership positions in the Atlantic and Southwest Divisions of the Navy. He also served as director of Shore Installation Management on the staff of the commander in chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
Mr. Paul R. Fisette
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Paul Fisette is Associate Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Previous to his current position he served as Head of the Department of Environmental Conservation and as Director of the Building & Construction Technology program. He is currently a Professor of Building & Construction Technology, and a Professor of Architecture. Professor Fisette’s research and professional focus involve the performance of building systems, energy efficient construction, sustainable building practices, and the performance of building materials. His primary interest is green building, which involves the sustainable integration of natural and built environments and has taught a variety of courses that focus on the performance of structures, materials and construction practices. He is expert in how moisture moves and influences buildings and the health of building occupants. Professor Fisette has authored more than 200 published works regarding building science and construction technology, including “Analysis of LEED and BREEAM Assessment Methods for Educational Institutions.” Prior to joining the University of Massachusetts, Mr. Fisette owned and operated a general contracting business and was senior editor with Progressive Builder Magazine, covering technical information and innovations of interest to residential building firms. Professor Fisette was a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (BICE) for six years, served on the NRC Committee to Evaluate the Health and Productivity Benefits of Green Schools and the Committee to Review and Assess the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing Program. He is contributing editor with The Journal of Light Construction, is a member of the National Institute of Building Science, and has served on a variety of editorial and professional advisory boards. His current projects include the performance and durability of building systems, energy-efficient construction, and sustainable development and resource efficiency.
Prof. Chris T. Hendrickson
Carnegie Mellon University
Chris Hendrickson [NAE], is the Duquesne Light Company University Professor of Engineering, Co-Director of the Green Design Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and Editor-in-chief of the ASCE J. of Transportation Engineering. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2011 “For leadership and contributions in transportation and green design engineering.” His research, teaching and consulting are in the general area of engineering planning and management, including design for the environment, project management, transportation systems, finance and computer applications. Current research projects include life cycle assessment methods (especially based on economic input/output tables such as eiolca.net), assessment of alternative construction materials, economic and environmental implications of Ecommerce, product takeback planning, and infrastructure for alternative fuels. He has co-authored three textbooks, Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Goods and Services: An Input-Output Approach (Resources for the Future, 2005), Project Management for Construction (Prentice-Hall, 1989) and Transportation Investment and Pricing Principles (John Wiley & Sons, 1984) and two monographs, Knowledge Based Process Planning for Construction and Manufacturing (Academic Press, 1989) and Concurrent Computer Integrated Building Design (Prentice-Hall, 1994). In addition, he has published numerous articles in the professional literature. Prof. Hendrickson is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineering, an Emeritus Member of the Transportation Research Board and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been the recipient of the 2002 ASCE Turner Lecture Award, the 2002 Fenves Systems Research Award, the 1994 Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award, Outstanding Professor of the Year Award of the ASCE Pittsburgh Section (1990), the ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Award (1989), the Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award (1987) and a Rhodes Scholarship (1973).
Ms. Rosalie Ruegg
Technology Impact Assessment Consulting, Inc.
Rosalie Ruegg is the Director of TIA Consulting, Inc., a firm that assembles, directs, and participates in research teams to conduct evaluation studies of varying size and complexity, using a variety of evaluation methods and techniques. She has more than 35 years of evaluative experience working with scientists, engineers, and company leaders engaged in high-risk research and development (R&D). From 1970 to 2000, Ms. Ruegg worked for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in a variety of positions, including industry economist, senior economist in the Applied Mathematics Laboratory, and as the director of the Economic Assessment Office of the Advanced Technology Program. Prior to joining NIST, she served as a financial economist with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Ms. Ruegg is the author or co-author of numerous publications including “New Benefit-Cost Methodology for Evaluating Renewable and Energy Efficient Programs of the U.S. Department of Energy”, Building Economics: Theory and Practice (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1990), and the “Life-Cycle Costing Manual for the Federal Energy Management Program.” She was a member of the NRC Committee on Prospective Benefits of DOE's Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy R&D Programs. Ms. Ruegg holds a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro; an MA in Economics from the University of Maryland, and an MBA in Finance from American University.
Dr. Maxine L. Savitz
Honeywell Inc. [Retired]
Maxine L. Savitz [NAE], is the retired general manager of Technology Partnerships, Honeywell, Inc. She has managed large research and development (R&D) programs in the federal government and in the private sector. Some of the positions that she has held include the following: chief, Buildings Conservation Policy Research, Federal Energy Administration; professional manager, Research Applied to National Needs, National Science Foundation; division director, Buildings and Industrial Conservation, Energy Research and Development Administration; deputy assistant secretary for conservation, U.S. Department of Energy; president, Lighting Research Institute, and general manager, Ceramic Components, AlliedSignal Inc. (now Honeywell). Dr. Savitz has extensive technical experience in the areas of materials, fuel cells, batteries and other storage devices, energy efficiency, and R&D management. She was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1992 “For technical developments contributing to national initiatives in energy conservation and energy efficiency” and currently serves as Vice President of the NAE. She has been, or is serving as, a member of numerous public- and private-sector boards, including the National Science Board, the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy and Draper Laboratory and has served on many energy-related and other NRC committees. She has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Thomas P. Seager
Arizona State University
Thomas P. Seager is the Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability, a professor and the Lincoln Fellow of Ethics and Sustainability in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, at the Arizona State University.
Dr. Seager conducts research related to environmental decision analysis, and the life-cycle environmental impacts of alternative energy technologies. He joined the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University in 2010, and has previously taught at Rochester Institute of Technology and Purdue University. His formal education is in Civil & Environmental Engineering, in which he earned his Ph.D. from Clarkson University.
Dr. Seager’s work combines life-cycle assessment of emerging energy technologies with cutting-edge analytic tools in stochastic multi-criteria decision analysis to form a novel basis for analysis of energy issues. He is pioneering a new approach called anticipatory life-cycle assessment that combines laboratory and pilot-scale experimentation with technology forecasting to improve the developmental trajectory of novel energy technologies with respect to the environment. The approach has been applied to a permanent military base in the context of conflicting policy or stakeholder perspectives, and prioritizing the need for more information, and making investment decisions.
Mr. Adrian Tuluca
Viridian Energy and Environmental, LLC
Adrian Tuluca is a registered architect with more than 25 years experience in energy efficient design, aided by modeling, testing and monitoring. He is the principal of Viridian Energy & Environmental with offices in New York City, Norwalk, Connecticut, and Burlington, MA. Mr. Tuluca has analyzed all building types, including the more typical, such as offices, housing and schools, and also the less common, such as zoos and airports. Examples of his work include large buildings, such as the Bank of America Headquarters and Hearst Headquarters, medium ones such as several New York City schools, and small projects such as a 5,000 sq.ft educational shed in a park. His team has performed modeling for more than 100 million square feet of facility space from pre-design through post-occupancy, and has studied the gamut of issues such as energy use, light, airflow and thermal bridging and and has performed evaluations of thermal characteristics of facades and heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems. He has also led post-occupancy testing and monitoring, which help verify the effectiveness of the energy model.
Mr. Tuluca has contributed to various codes and standards, including the New York State Energy Code, the New York State Green Building Tax Credit and the ASHRAE Standard 90.1. (Member of the subcommittee on Thermal and Air Intrusion Considerations in the Design of Roofs, Walls, and Floors.) He has also studied the relationship between code compliance, LEED compliance, and actual performance of buildings. He is the lead author of Energy Efficient Design and Construction for Commercial Buildings (McGraw Hill, 1997). He holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from Romania and an MS in Architecture Technology from Columbia University.