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Source: Casey Lauer, 785-532-2578, cslauer@k-state.edu
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Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010

CASEY LAUER JOINS K-STATE AS FIRST DIRECTOR OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

MANHATTAN -- As the first director of Kansas State University's energy and environment program, Casey Lauer is a man with a plan for campus energy efficiency.

Lauer, who joined K-State in July, is tasked with developing a universitywide approach for energy conservation.

"I feel strongly about the opportunities that exist to conserve energy, and I'm excited about the resulting positive impacts that can be made throughout the campus community," Lauer said. "My overall objective is to promote a triple bottom line: economic, environmental and ecological stewardship culminating in a trifecta interactional benefit."

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.

A 2004 graduate of the University of Kansas, Lauer earned a bachelor's in mechanical engineering. He is a member of Pi Tau Sigma engineering honor society. He also was a Kansas Honors Scholar and received the KU academic merit award.

Prior to joining K-State, Lauer was an energy engineer at Johnson Controls, where he developed energy-savings projects. He is a certified energy manager and general building contractor, and is currently working on becoming a licensed professional engineer.