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CUA Experts on Sustainability Available to Comment for Earth Day Stories

Professors at The Catholic University of America are available to comment on topics related to sustainability including utilities management, LEED certification, energy management, sustainable design, and the reuse and recycling of materials.

  • Patricia Andrasik, assistant professor of architecture and planning, runs CUA’s LEED Lab and teaches in the Master of Science in Sustainable Design program. She has extensive professional experience in the area of sustainable design in architecture. She can discuss energy, lighting, LEED certification, and other aspects of building performance analysis.

    Contact Andrasik at or 202-319-6682.
  • Kevin F. Forbes, associate professor of business and economics, can comment on the economics of energy and the environment. Some of his past research has focused on the integration of wind and solar photovoltaic energies into the power grid. His current research uses the tools of economics to address the relationship between carbon dioxide concentrations and weather.

    Contact Forbes at or 202-319-4794.
  • Chris Grech, associate professor of architecture and planning and director of the Master of Science in Sustainable Design Program, can discuss sustainable design, sustainable materials, sustainable design degree programs, and ethics and stewardship.

    Contact Grech at or 202-319-6398.
  • Brady Guy, assitant professor of architecture and planning, can discuss sustainable materials and the reuse of building materials. He is currently working on the book Design for Adaptability and Deconstruction to be published this year.

    Contact Guy at

For assistance in reaching sources, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy Hines in the Office of Public Affairs at or 202-319-5600. To search for other CUA faculty experts, visit the Faculty Experts Guide at