Tuesday June 17, 2008

Energy Efficiency

Kelly Kissock is the only Ohioan or university representative on Midwestern Governors Association energy efficiency advisory group.

Mark Shanahan, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland's energy adviser, has named Kelly Kissock, a University of Dayton associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, to the Midwestern Governors Association Energy Efficiency Advisory Group.

Kissock is the only Ohio representative on the group. He also is the only representative from any university.

"Kelly's selection as the sole representative of Ohio and the lone academic representative demonstrates the leadership he has brought to the energy arena as evidenced through the University of Dayton Industrial Assessment Center. Both place UD as a recognized leader in energy efficiency," said Kevin Hallinan, chair of UD's department of mechanical and aerospace engineering. "Kelly's research has helped to inform our curriculum through the establishment of an energy systems concentration at the undergraduate level and a proposed new master's degree in renewable and clean energy."

Under Kissock's leadership, the UD Industrial Assessment Center has won top awards from the U.S. Department of Energy and the state of Ohio.

The U.S. Department of Energy sponsors 26 centers at colleges and universities nationwide. The centers give free assessments to companies that have annual energy bills between $100,000 and $2 million, and either gross annual sales below $100 million or employ fewer than 500 employees. The report includes analysis of clients' energy bills, lighting, compressed air and waste streams, along with industrial processes for savings opportunities.

The Midwestern Governors Association is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that brings together the governors of 12 states to work cooperatively on public policy issues of significance to their region. The members include the governors of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

For more information, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of news and communications, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson@udayton.edu.