Lauzzana, AIA, LEED AP - Project Director, is a licensed
architect and builder and has worked in the design and construction
industry for over 20 years. A consistent focus of this work has been
to develop capacities for implementing energy efficiency and renewable
energy technologies. He has taught courses at the University of Michigan
and Eastern Michigan University in building science and sustainable
design, and continues outreach and advocacy activities in RE/EE through
professional organizations. He earned a Masters of Architecture from
the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning
and a BS from the University of Michigan Department of History.
Bing, LEED AP - Project Manager, has several years of experience
working in a sustainable architectural firm. He is a certified HERS
(Home Energy Rating System) rater and has conducted and supervised
residential energy audits, commercial investment grade energy audits,
and was recently trained to perform solar feasibility analyses by
staff at Sandia National Laboratory. As a member of the Ann Arbor
Energy Commission, Jason has helped develop multiple programs, working
with city staff and other commissioners to create an Energy Awards
Program to recognize significant projects in the city. As the program
manager of Recycle Ann Arbor’s Environmental House, Jason
is a frequent lecturer and educator, and is consistently involved
in researching energy issues and technologies on a local, regional,
and national scale. He earned a Masters of Architecture, BS and
BAS from Kent State University.
Weger, LEED AP- Project Associate, is an Architect Intern
currently undergoing licensure, specializing in sustainable design.
She has worked in the design industry for 10 years on design, development
and administration of construction documents for commercial and
residential projects. Her work has focused on environmental sustainability
with integrated design strategies for resource use reduction. This
approach is incorporated into the role of buildings in the public/societal
realm, with particular attention paid to the balance of the triple
bottom line: Ecology, Economy and Equity. She earned a Masters of
Architecture with sustainable emphasis from the University of Texas
at Austin and a BS from the University of Michigan College of Architecture
and Urban Planning.
Kuneman, LEED AP- Project Assistant, is a recent graduate
experienced in architecture, construction and design build, with
a long commitment to sustainability. As a student, design build
projects involved community and comprehensive hands-on design and
construction services for the underserved. Team decision-making
among multiple disciplines required creativity and innovation to
manage design, construction, schedule, budget and quality. Kendal
also worked as a drafter at the University of Michigan Architecture,
Engineering & Construction (AEC) firm. She earned a Masters
of Design Build with a Minor in Community Planning from Auburn University
in Auburn, Alabama, and has a BS in Architecture from the University
of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Laura Kaplan, Ecology Center, Education Director, has presented hands-on environmental workshops to over 10,000 students throughout southeastern Michigan. She holds a master's degree in Ecology from the University of Michigan, and she has extensive experience developing educational programs on sustainability issues. She has worked as a faculty member in Schoolcraft College's Biology Department, as an outreach education specialist for the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, as an outdoor education specialist for Ann Arbor Public Schools Dept. of Recreation & Education, and as education program coordinator for the Leslie Science & Nature Center. She has designed lessons on topics such as recycling, pollution prevention, and composting, and she is excited to be working with Energy Works Michigan to bring lesson plans about renewable energy and energy efficiency to schools across the state.
Courtney Schenk, Education Assistant, has taught science in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York, and has a Michigan K-8 teacher certification. She has worked as a curriculum consultant for a range of organizations including NYC Audubon, Urban Divers, and Michigan State University and developed curriculum on topics including ecology, sustainability, and composting. She has a Master's degree in Environmental Education from New York University (NYU) and is currently also a part-time PhD student in Science Education at Michigan State University.
Milanowski, Intern, is a senior in the Civil and Environmental
Engineering Department at the University of Michigan, and his area
of concentration is Construction Management. During his coursework
at the University Eric has developed a passion for studying renewable
energy systems (highlighted by a Life Cycle Analysis of photovoltaic
systems) and how they will help society make the transition to a
more sustainable future. Eric hopes his environmental studies will
assist Recycle Ann Arbor and Energy Works Michigan in implementing
renewable energy and energy efficiency programs in Michigan schools.
Ranke, Intern, is a senior undergraduate student in the
College of Literature Science and the Arts at the University of
Michigan. He is double-concentrating in the Program in the Environmental
and Organizational Studies. Nick has some past experience with energy
and environmentally friendly building when he volunteered briefly
for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to work on
LEED certification projects. Nick has been interested in energy
issues for awhile because of their importance to our security, economy,
and our environment. He is looking forward working on energy efficiency
in schools as a part of the Michigan Renewable Schools Program,
and hopes that these efforts will contribute to improving education
and contributing to a more sustainable future in Michigan.