Casey Lauer

Casey Lauer, a 2004 graduate from the University of Kansas, was appointed as K-State's first director of the Energy & Environment Program. He is tasked with developing a University-wide approach for addressing energy conservation at K- State.

Lauer will provide leadership and oversight to existing initiatives with Energy Performance Contracting and Building Control enhancements. Additionally, he will develop a behavioral and technological based energy conservation plan customized for individual colleges and stakeholders at K-State.

“I feel strongly in the opportunities that exist to conserve energy and am excited about the resulting positive impacts that can be made throughout the campus community”, says Lauer.

“My overall objective is to promote the Triple Bottom Line: Economic, Environmental, and Ecological stewardship culminating in a trifecta interactional benefit.”

Lauer earned his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from KU; he is a member of Pi Tau Sigma Engineering Honors Society, a Kansas Honors Scholar, and received the KU academic merit award.

Lauer worked for Johnson Controls as an Energy Engineer developing energy savings projects prior to coming to K-State. He is a certified Energy Manager, certified General Building Contractor, and is currently working towards becoming a licensed Professional Engineer.

Lauer can be reached by phone at 785-532-2578 or by e-mail at