Discussion at 1 today to cover reducing Western's environmental footprint, expenses

Chris Hadley, a facilities engineer at Western Washington University, will talk about the universe of building systems, heating, ventilation and refrigeration at Western from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, May 20, in Wilson Library Room 165.

During his talk, Hadley will discuss ways to reduce Western's footprint and expenses. This lecture is part of the Western Sustainability Office's Lunch and Learn Conversation series, co-sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Academy.

Hadley was honored by Western President Bruce Shepard in 2012 for his work in WWU energy efficiency. Before coming to Western, he received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Washington, followed by a certificate in film and video production and five years of experience as a recycle center manager. Hadley analyzes system potential for energy savings for the university, and applies solutions that are unique, inventive and imaginative. His high standards in energy efficiency have accomplished substantial reductions in utility expenditures. He loves his work and uses his English degree regularly in technical writing for his job.

Casual seating, mugs and hot water and tea are provided, bring your lunch if you like.

All members of the Western community and the public are welcome.