Music, Art, Design and Technology

Arthur Bouton

Professor, Lamont School of Music

Kate Casanova

Assistant Professor, Art and Art History, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Michael Caston, Co-Chair

Associate Professor of the Practice, Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Rafael Fajardo

Associate Professor, Art and Art History, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Rosanna Garcia

Professor, Marketing, Daniels College of Business

Gregg Kvistad

Provost Emeritus and Professor, Political Science, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Scott Leutenegger

Professor, Computer Science, Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Steven McDonald

Associate Professor, Theatre, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Laleh Mehran

Professor, Art and Art History, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Kate Ross

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Work

Sheila Shroeder

Associate Professor, Media, Film, Journalism and Media Studies, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Michael Schultz, Co-Chair

Teaching Associate Professor, Director, Law Institute

Mei Yin

Associate Professor, Mathematics, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics


Our ambitious goals for 2025

  • AASHE STARS Platinum
  • Reduce carbon emissions by 24% by 2020
  • MTCO2E reduction of 2%/ur or 45% by 2025
  • 5% on-site renewable energy
  • Power Purchase Agreement for at least 20% energy in which DU retains the renewable energy credits.
  • Continue reduction of on-campus electrical consumption by 500,000 kWH/yr.

We are currently at nearly 30% carbon footprint reduction and our energy efficient projects are continuing successfully.

NREL Grant

In support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot initiative, NREL is providing Solar PV Screenings to universities seeking to go solar. After DU was selected as a grant recipient, using the System Advisor Model (SAM) and Aurora model, NREL conducted an initial techno-economic assessment of solar PV feasibility. NREL then provided DU with customized results, including the cost-effectiveness of solar PV, recommended system size, estimated capital cost to implement the technology, and estimated life cycle cost savings. This provided great background information which we will use moving forward.

Renewable Energy

In collaboration with CSU, DU was included in a renewable electricity request for proposals (RFP). During a competitive selection process, 29 proposals were evaluated with 8 companies interviewed for the possibility of providing DU with renewable electricity.  Through this evaluation, Microgrid Energy Inc. was selected for an on-site rooftop solar photo-voltaic project.  Contract negotiations are currently in progress as well as the final selection for what buildings will receive solar power.  The panels are anticipated to be installed in the spring of 2019.  Additionally, solar panels have been planned for the Denver Advantage Buildings on the new First Year Residence Hall and Pioneer Career Achievement Center, which will be completed in the Summer of 2020.