On Thursday, November 21, 2013 Elm President Kim Reitterer had the opportunity to speak to students in the Introduction to Environmental Engineering class at Johns Hopkins University. Her presentation included an overview on how engineering systems impact sustainability initiatives. Stated below are a few of the testimonials received after the close of the event.
“Dear Kim, Thank you very much for taking time from your busy schedule to visit with JHU faculty and students on Homewood Campus. Your presentation on engineering sustainability to my class was very valuable and truly appreciated. Please let me know when you plan to return to campus because there are several other opportunities to share your knowledge with our students. For example, a presentation to the JHU student chapter of AAEES (I am the faculty advisor) would be very helpful. Best,”
- Dr. Hedy Alavi
“Kim, Let me echo Dr. Alavi’s thanks for taking the time to reschedule your visit to campus. We were really pleased to have you here and would love to see this become an annual event. I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the new additions to campus and learning about some of the exciting things that are happening in the research world as well as from the student perspective at Hopkins. I look forward to seeing you again on a future trip to Charlotte. Have a wonderful holiday season and safe travels! All the best,”
- Kelly Turner (Merryman)
On September 25, 2013, Elm Engineering, Inc. was recognized at the USGBC Green Gala in Charlotte, NC for the engineering work performed at Isaac Dickson Elementary School located in Asheville, NC. Isaac Dickson (IDES) is a magnet school, founded in 1989, based on the philosophy that hands-on learning can lead to academic excellence because “learning experiences reach far beyond the classroom and emphasize our relationship to one another, to our local community, and to our world.” The school building, built in 1953, is currently undergoing a complete reconstruction with an emphasis placed on sustainability, community activity, and most important, an enhanced learning community.
Per the request of Asheville City Schools, the new building will feature many green attributes to achieve the goal of a net-zero facility. The school’s design will meet the net-zero goal by including solar PV, having a water efficiency goal of a minimum 70% use of rainwater captured from the new school’s roof, reducing total suspended solids (TSS) and nitrogen discharge from the site by a minimum of 90%, all while providing a learning environment full of experiential learning opportunities and flexible to the curriculum of IDES.
Mr. McDaniel has over 25 years of experience in electrical engineering. His experience includes ensuring that all electrical, power distribution, communication design requirements for projects are met, including electrical specifications, standards, procedures, and coordination with other trades and disciplines. His project experience includes educational, institutional, corporate, medical, industrial, and other commercial facilities. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina. He is licensed to practice engineering in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. Mr. McDaniel is a certified LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) by the United States Green Building Council.
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