Roy Deitchman ’71 works as a Senior Environmental Scientist for HGS Engineering, a professional services consulting firm, and has 22 years of experience in the Bell System working in industrial hygiene, environmental management and law. He helped develop the sustainability program for NYNEX, a telephone company, and joined Amtrak in 1999 when it was facing a large EPA fine, helping the company to comply with the Clean Water Act and then work towards sustainability in just five short years. Currently, Roy is working with his clients, the US Drug Enforcement Administration, providing environmental services, including sustainability programs.
Peter Rusy ’85, ’97 has long been focused on emphasizing innovation within commercial properties to show how energy reduction impacts property value, lease retention and rate increases in order to support a broader finance view and increase the uptake of large-scale sustainability projects. From 2007 to 2011, Peter led a UK-based subsidiary of Deutsche Post-DHL, the world’s leading mail and logistics services group, that focused on energy performance in property and fleet operations. This work focused on large scale energy reduction, alternative energy generation and global procurement standards in order to impact the business’ 13,000 buildings worldwide. Peter is now working for Lockheed Martin, American global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company, leading commercial energy performance contracting and performance-based design/build contracting, with a focus on value engineering in large-scale commercial property portfolios in the United States.
Robert C. Paul ’68, ’75 has been the Director of Sustainability at Kennesaw State University (KSU), Kennesaw, GA, since 2008. Paul is responsible for driving the “green” direction of the University. During recent building projects, Paul has kept sustainability in mind and the three newest buildings have received LEED certification, with two at the Gold level. The greatest progress achieved is the farm-to-campus initiative; the university has over 20 acres of organic farmland that yield a large percentage of produce used in the dining facility. Those initiatives provide service learning and research project opportunities for KSU students, something that is important to Paul. Looking towards the future, Paul hopes to raise more funds for the university to move to renewable energy and to cut down on emissions that are a result of the predominantly commuter population at KSU.