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Overview of SWATeams SP14

Posted by Morgan White on April 23, 2014

In collaboration with Facilities & Services, iSEE is establishing six teams consisting of faculty, staff, and students to examine the six broad themes within the Illinois Climate Action Plan.  The teams are currently finalizing assessments of how the campus is doing in meeting its pre-2015 iCAP targets. 

In the near future, the SWATeams will transition into recommending concrete steps the campus should take to meet its iCAP targets, as well as developing suggested revisions to the iCAP.  A procedure is currently being finalized within the campus administration to evaluate and endorse SWATeam recommendations; more details should be available soon.

Each SWATeam, once fully populated, will have two faculty members (one serving as chair), two staff members, and two students.  Each team also has an iSEE intern serving as a "clerk" for the group.  In the near future, each SWATeam will also populate a "consultation group" of experts and stakeholders across campus to provide input and feedback to the SWATeam.

The current membership of the SWATeams (clerks shown in square brackets) is:





Energy Conservation and Building Standards
[Claudia Szczepaniak]

Brian Deal


Josh Whitson

Karl Helmink

Claire McConnell

Dhara Patel

Energy Generation, Purchasing, and Distribution
[Ben Reeber]

Scott Willenbrock


Mike Larson

Tim Mies

Drew O’Bryan

Nathan Wells

[Ben Cigelnik]

Wojtek Chodzo-zajko


Pete Varney

Rick Langlois

Bryce Davis

Adam Dornford

Agriculture, Land Use, Food, and Sequestration
[David Gu]

Bruce Branham

Neal Merchen

Dawn Aubrey

Alexandra He

Amanda Jacobs

[Candice Stefani]


Keith Erickson

Kishore Rajagopalan

Amy Liu
Lance Langer

Purchasing, Waste, and Recycling
[Guy Urgo]

Warren Lavey

Dilip Chhajed

Bart Bartels


Matt Murphy

Olivia Webb