Welcome New Graduate Students, September 2012! With the fall semester having commenced, the Lean and Green Research Initiative welcomes two new graduate students.



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- Dr. Leicht and Gretchen Macht travelled to Rheden, Netherlands to present their work at the Engineering Project Organization Conference (EPOC) early this July 2012. As usual, the EPOC environment was intellectually inspiring and sparked multiple future collaborative ideas. EPOC 2013 is in Colorado next summer; we hope to make another strong PSU Lean & Green research presence

- PSU Lean & Green, working with United Technologies, hosted a workshop at the Philadelphia Navy Yard to elicit requirements for improving the energy auditing and retrofit feasibility analysis. Bringing together 30 members from across industry perspectives the workshop identified four themes of the current challenges, including Information Management, Process Quality, Financial Benchmarking, and Owner Education. [year?]
- President Obama comes to Penn State to promote his new Energy Hubs, one of which is housed at our very own Architectural Engineering department! February, 2011.
- Leidy Klotz has been honored with a 2006 Juran Doctoral Award, which provides funding to stimulate doctoral student's thinking about quality principles early in their PhD careers. Penn State's Provost’s Office also provides a matching funding for Juran Doctoral Award recipients from Penn State. As a member of the Lean and Green Research Initiative, Klotz helps conduct research and education to improve the delivery of high performance sustainable buildings. His winning proposal, “Continuously Improving Green Buildings: Using Quality Principles to Identify Valuable Green Building Delivery Process Features,” describes the research he is conducting with Penn State’s Office of Physical Plant. 14th Annual PACE Research Seminar, April 18-19, 2006, Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA
- Feature presentations by Lean & Green researchers. Greening Healthcare Facilities Roundtable Report Released, February, 2006.


- Documenting the 2-1/2 day roundtable that brought together key representatives from healthcare providers, facility design and construction firms, academics, and other healthcare interests, this report captures the vital issues facing the greening of healthcare facilities. For more details go to the roundtable website. NSF awards CAREER Grant to Lean & Green Research Initiative Faculty, February, 2006.

- In an exciting accomplishment, the National Science Foundation awarded to Lean & Green Research Initiative Director, Michael Horman, one of its highly prestigious CAREER grant. Horman's award was for his proposal entitled "Lean & Green - Developing High Performance Processes for High Performance Buildings."Launch of New Lean & Green Research Initiative website, February, 2006.
- "This new website reflects the growing strength of our initiative," says director Michael Horman. "Researchers, educators, current and prospective graduate students will be able to find out what we are doing, who we are working with, and the events in which we are involved. New Lean & Green Research Initiative identity released, February, 2006.
- Lean & Green released its new logo. As the Lean & Green Research Initiative moves from establishment mode to accomplishment and delivery modes, a new identity was needed. Visit Lean & Green online at www.leanandgreen.org. NSF awards Engineering Education Grant to Lean & Green Research Initiative Faculty, January, 2006.
- Penn State Director of the Center for Sustainability and Lean & Green Research Initiative Faculty, David Riley was awarded an NSF Engineering Education grant.
Lean & Green Research Initiative Graduates Two Students, December 17, 2005, Bryce Jordan Center, State College, PA
- Chris Magent (Ph.D.) and Nevienne Harding (M.S.). Ecobuild FEDERAL, December 13-16, 2005, Washington Convention Center, Washington DC
- Visit the Lean & Green booth, #242. Greening Healthcare Facilities Roundtable, October 26-28, 2005, Doubletree Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
- Hosted by Lean & Green in partnership with UPMC. Penn State OPP Partners w/ Lean & Green & Joins PACE, August 2005
- Research project to focus on mapping the project delivery process used by OPP and weaving with OPP's current CQI program