SPEAKER: Tony Robinson – “Renewable, Clean and Smart Energy”

October 15, 2011

Speakers

Tony Robinson has been involved with energy efficiency and sustainability in the built environment for more than twenty-five years, with broad experience in passive solar design, daylighting, product design & development, building energy analysis, manufacturers’ representation and construction management.

His writings on energy & buildings have appeared in a variety of publications, including the Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization, the IEEE – International Symposium on Sustainable Systems & Technology, The National Career Development Association, The Dallas Institute of Humanities & Culture and the American Solar Energy Society.  Tony’s book, High Performance Buildings: A Guide For Owners & Managers, is forthcoming from the Fairmont Press in 2012.

He is Adjunct Professor in Environmental Sustainability at Southern Methodist University, where he teaches a seminar and a foundations course in Sustainability.  A member of the Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization and the Association of Energy Engineers, Tony sits on the Board of Advisors for the Energy & Resource Technology HUB – North Texas, and he is president of Axis Building Consultants, Inc.  Tony has a BA in Philosophy & English from UC Berkeley, and a MS in Design, Engineering Technology & Business Administration from the University of North Texas.

PROJECTS: CONSULTING, DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION

Anaconda Copper Company

Design, fabrication and erection of a commercial greenhouse/research facility used to            evaluate mineral byproducts from mining activities for intensive agriculture

Tanque Verde Properties

            Design, prototyping and erection for solar greenhouses in residential buildings

Arizona Solar Energy Commission

            Development of State tax credits for energy efficiency measures in passive solar design          features and daylighting

Wasco Products

            Daylighting analysis for top-lighting low-rise commercial buildings

Collin Creek Mall

            Consulting and implementation on glazing, shading and waterproofing

Fults Management/Texas Credit Union Center

            Design and implementation of an On-Site Testing Facility for evaluating performance characteristics of glazing and shading products

Motorola

            Technical analysis and implementation of explosion relief skylighting on a semiconductor        manufacturing plant

Haggar Apparel

            Consulting for performance and erection of sloped glazing systems

Preston Trail Golf Club

            Consulting and technical analysis for roofing and waterproofing

Koolshade International

            Technical analysis and product development for exterior shading systems

TempGlass Southern

            Technical analysis and product development for solar control laminated glass products

University of Texas at Arlington – Department of Industrial & Mechanical Systems Engineering

            A 3-year project using systems engineering and multivariate statistics to develop a multi-        stage, multi-objective (MSMO) decision framework for Green Building

Energy & Resource Technology HUB – North Texas

            Board of Advisors – Building Systems, consulting for organizational structure and program

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