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Sustainable Infrastructure Hub

The Sustainable Infrastructure Hub is led by Dr. David J. Bayless, Loehr Professor of Mechanical Engineering within the Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

Dr. David Bayless

The Sustainable Infrastructure Hub focuses its attention on the sustainability themes of buildings, energy, water and waste.

Dr. Bayless has been at OHIO since 1995 and holds numerous university leadership positions, including Director of the Robe Leadership Institute, Director of the Ohio Coal Research Center and Fellow at the Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Policy. For the State of Ohio, Bayless serves as Director of the Center for Algal Research and Commercialization at Ohio University as designated by the Ohio Third Frontier Wright Projects Program.

Bayless implemented a program to identify and engage faculty interested in incorporating a multi-disciplinary, outcomes-based approach in their courses similar to the existing EcoChallenge program. As part of their coursework, students from different classes form teams r work independently to identify sustainability issues within themes; engage stakeholders for data collection and analysis of potential solutions including their impact on the sustainability triple bottom line of People, Planet and Prosperity; choose a solution, and pitch the idea to the University or local community for implementation.

Infrastructure Hub

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