Shifting Energy Culture Series
By Hugh Johnson, Senior Associate Director
A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment
This past spring a four-part series entitled Shifting Energy Cultures (SEC) was held on campus to help explore energy issues relevant to our campus, our city and beyond. The series was part of a multi-disciplinary research project funded by the Institute for Energy and the Environment, and was a collaboration between the Center for Science, Technology, and Society, the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy, and the Center for Electric Power Engineering.
The SEC covered topics including Drexel’s “smart grid” building system, power usage, and how “smart” technologies are helping us to understand campus energy usage better. Invited speakers included representatives from government, industry and academia working at the forefront of helping us to better understand the social ordering of choices, problems and practices that shape “energy cultures” in campus environments. Each of the seminars was recorded and has been curated along with additional resources, photos, info-graphics and follow-up reading recommendations. To watch the videos and explore these topics more in-depth visit the series website.