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Faculty Spotlight #2

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Sustainability is practiced all throughout PCC, from innovative waste management and learning gardens to solar energy and active transportation. But do you know about the faculty who include sustainability in their classes? Every week on our Sustainability blog and social media accounts we will share a faculty member who integrates sustainability into their course curriculum. PCC faculty have the ability to educate and extend sustainability efforts to students, creating positive change in our communities. Follow our Sustainability Blog and PCC_Sustain on Instagram and Twitter to learn about these inspiring faculty members! If you are a faculty member or know of one practicing sustainability efforts, please email sustainability@pcc.edu to be featured!

Peter Gramlich is an architecture professor at the Sylvania Campus and his class, Active and Passive Building Systems (ARCH 224) focuses greatly on sustainability efforts. He shares his course is designed for Architecture and Building Inspection students and moves from the macro to micro level within the quarter. In the first portion of his class, he focuses on global climate change then moves on to Oregon’s environmental legacy and history. The last portion of the course is focused on energy efficiency within buildings. 

Peter decided to encompass sustainability in his course to focus on the urgency of now. He shares, “It’s impossible to talk about building design without addressing the science of climate change, rising seas and dwindling resources, and to stress the need to reduce carbon emissions and mandate buildings be sustainable and forward-thinking.”

 

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