AUTHORS

Robert Fryer is a GOVERNING contributor. He is an Assistant Professor, Architecture Program, Philadelphia University. For more than ten years, Professor Fryer has designed and managed architectural projects and has been a LEED consultant. The focus of his work is the creation of sustainable buildings that are resource-efficient and work with the climates in which they are located. After earning his master's degree in the Environment & Energy Programme at the Architectural Association in London, he has focused on alternative designs and research centered on adaptive building skins and interior applications of membranes and textiles, which combine new technologies with climate analysis in the design of dynamic membranes. The goal of Professor Fryer's research is to enhance buildings' interaction with microclimates to effectively reduce energy consumption, while using recyclable or biodegradable material. He joined the Engineering & Design Institute as senior research associate in 2004.

Rob Fryer
December 29, 2010

Tracking Sustainability Projects

A guide to gathering the right data, and communicating a sustainability project's progress.
September 22, 2010

Post-Sustainability?

Some localities are preparing for a time when they've achieved most sustainable outcomes.
September 22, 2010

After Sustainability

What happens next after communities have achieved sustainable outcomes, such as cutting greenhouse gas emissions?

Team Building: How to Turn an Alligator into an Advocate

Five steps to winning over your toughest critic.
July 14, 2010

5-Step Alligator Repellant

Find out how to win over your toughest critics.

"Containerization" Takeaways

A container approach can help deliver sustainable solutions to problems requiring fast, decisive action.
May 19, 2010

"Containerization" Takeaways

A container approach can help deliver sustainable solutions to problems requiring fast, decisive action.

Preparing For Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting

Are you ready to tell your constituents that their government created more than 46 billion pounds of global warming-causing greenhouse gases?