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Sustainable Infrastructure Hub

The Sustainable Infrastructure Hub is currently led by Dr. Jesus Pagan, associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Management in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

Image of Sustainable Infrastructure Hub Coordinator Jesus Pagan


The Sustainable Infrastructure Hub focuses its attention on the sustainability themes of buildings, energy, water and waste.  Please click on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) icons below to see sections of the 2021 Draft Sustainability & Climate Action Plan in the Infrastructure Hub categories.

SDG icons for 7, 9 and 12
Click on the image to see the Energy category draft
SDG icons for buildings category
Click the image to see the Buildings category draft







SDG icons 6, 14 and 15
Click the image to see the Water category draft


SDG icons 6 and 12
Click the image to see the Waste category draft









The Sustainable Infrastructure Hub was first led by Dr. David J. Bayless, Loehr Professor of Mechanical Engineering within the Russ College of Engineering and Technology in 2019 and 2020.  Dr. Bayless was at OHIO from 1995-2020 and held 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 Service. For the State of Ohio, Bayless served as Director of the Center for Algal Research and Commercialization at Ohio University as designated by the Ohio Third Frontier Wright Projects Program. Dr. Bayless is now the Department Chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T University.

As Sustainable Infrastructure Hub Coordinator, Bayless implemented the Sustainability Project Laboratory (SPL), a database to match faculty, staff and community-led sustainability projects needing student assistance with faculty or students looking for real-world local problems to solve.  He also launched the Triple Bottom Line Cost Benefit Analysis (TBL-CBA) working group, a group of student, faculty and staff who meet weekly to create a cost-benefit analysis tool to evaluate projects in the SPL.

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