Speakers Bureau

Curious about sustainability? Interested in making your work place or home more environmentally friendly? Want to reduce your impact on the environment but don’t know where to begin? The Sustainability Speakers List can help!

The list provides the names of individuals from U.Va. and the surrounding community who are willing to volunteer their time to meet with departments or groups to talk about sustainability and environmentally related topics. Speaker expertise ranges from energy conservation and alternative transportation, to sustainable food systems and urban stormwater management.

Sustainability Team

For those looking for an in-depth evaluation rather than just a talk, the Sustainability Team might be the answer. Comprised of Andrew Greene, Armando de Leon, and Jess Wenger, the Sustainability Team is available to meet individually or as a group with departments for consultation on ways to reduce a department’s impact on the environment. Contact information and description of expertise are below.

Sustainability Expertise at U.Va.

Andrew Greene

U.Va. Office of the University Architect
Sustainability Planner

ajg5k@virginia.edu

LEED design and construction, greenhouse gas emissions/carbon footprint, U.Va. sustainability efforts, University Committee on Sustainability

Jesse Warren

U.Va. Energy and Utilities
Acting Sustainability Programs Manager

jmw4ub@eservices.virginia.edu

Energy conservation at work and at home, lighting efficiently, conservation practices for new construction, energy conservation at U.Va.

Brian Smith

U.Va. Library
Public Services Assistant, Reserves Manager

bds2n@virginia.edu

Waste reduction, recycling, green library

Caroline Walters

Information Security, Policy, and Records Office
University Records Officer

cw8de@virginia.edu

Records management, digital imaging, going paperless

Cheryl Gomez

U.Va. Energy and Utilities
Director of Energy and Utilities

clg9y@virginia.edu

Fossil fuels (non-renewable fuels), renewable energy technologies, retro-commissioning, central plants, water conservation, utilities master planning, sustainability,
drought response

Jeff Sitler

U.Va. Environmental Health and Safety
Environmental Compliance Manager

sitler@virginia.edu

Environmental management, environmental regulatory requirements, pollution prevention

Jess Wenger

U.Va. Environmental Health and Safety
Environmental Management Systems Coordinator

jsw6d@virginia.edu

Environmental management, U.Va. sustainability programs, U.Va. composting program

John Quale

U.Va. Department of Architecture
Assistant Professor

jdq2d@virginia.edu

Sustainable building design, sustainable building materials selection

Jonathan Monceaux

Department of Parking and Transportation
jcm9ec@virginia.edu

Transportation Demand Management, alternative commute options

Julia Monteith

U.Va. Office of the University Architect
Senior Land Use Planner

jm8qc@virginia.edu

Grounds Plan, campus planning

Christopher Stevens

U.Va. Dining
Sustainability Coordinator

Stevens-Christopher@aramark.com

Sustainable food systems, U.Va. Dining sustainability programs

Libba Williams

U.Va. Energy and Utilities
Energy Engineer

lb5f@virginia.edu

Energy conservation, energy efficiency

Nancy Takahashi

Department of Landscape Architecture
Lecturer

takahashi@virginia.edu

Landscaping, waste vegetable oil recycling project at U.Va.

Nina Morris

U.Va. Energy and Utilities
Sustainability Outreach Coordinator

nmm3a@virginia.edu

Sustainable events, community outreach, U.Va. sustainability student groups

Paxton Marshall

U.Va. Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor

ppm5y@virginia.edu

Energy efficiency, renewable energy

Phoebe Crisman

U.Va. School of Architecture
Associate Dean for Research
Director, Global Sustainability Minor program

crisman@virginia.edu

Sustainable architecture, green urbanism, community & academic partnerships

Sonny Beale

Facilities Management Energy and Utilities – Recycling
Recycling Program Superintendent

bcb8s@virginia.edu

U.Va. Recycling operations

Lori Ponton

U.Va. Procurement Services
Senior Buyer for Furnishings

434-924-4216
lp3s@virginia.edu

Sustainable purchasing of furniture and furnishings

Tim Beatley

Department of Urban and Environmental Planning
Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities

tb6d@virginia.edu

Community sustainability, green cities, local and sustainable food

Sustainability or Environmental Interest in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and the Surrounding Areas

Dan Frisbee

City of Charlottesville
Environmental and Stormwater Program Coordinator

frisbee@charlottesville.org

Urban stormwater management/water quality, MS4 Permit and Program, stormwater retrofitting – Charlottesville Stormwater Stewardship on Public Lands Study, Charlottesville’s Water Resources Protection Program (WRPP), urban stream restoration, urban forest management

Gregor Patsch

Albemarle Co.
Water Resources Manager

gharper@albemarle.org

Albemarle County Green Roof, stormwater management

Kristel Riddervold

City of Charlottesville
Environmental Administrator

riddervold@charlottesville.org

Charlottesville sustainability and stormwater initiatives

Lindsey Check Snoddy

Albemarle Co. Public Schools
Environmental Compliance Manager

434-975-9340
lcsnoddy@k12albemarle.org

Albemarle County Public Schools and LEED
Energy conservation in ACPS, single-stream recycling, integrated pest management

Andy Lowe

Albemarle Co.
Environmental Compliance Manager

glowe@albemarle.org

Albemarle County Energy Conservation Program, County Climate Protection Program, County Environmental Compliance Program, County Environmental Management Systems (EMS) implementation, green living/sustainability in the county, county green map, county solar thermal system.

Cynthia Adams

Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP)
Executive Director

cynthia@leap-va.org

LEAP, energy efficient homes