Chad Richert

Track F: Smart Cities: Creating Critical City Scale Infrastructure
Thu/AM 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Faculty, Chair of Building Science Department
Henry Ford College
United States
Building the Human Infrastructure for Transforming Cities

Energy use, distribution and supply in cities accounted for about 78% of the world’s primary energy use and over 60% of global greenhouse emissions. There is significant need and potential for transformation of technical, governance, policy, commercial and industrial approaches within our urban settings, but their implementation relies upon the development of workforce capacity and skills. An initiative between institutions on either side of the Canada-US border is seeking to tackle this need with a comprehensive framework and global expertise.

Chad has a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan. He is a licensed architect and worked for TMP Associates in Bloomfield Hills for 10 years, specializing in sports and recreation design. He has taught at HFC since 2000, where he is currently the lead faculty member for the Architecture/Construction Technology, Interior Design, and Civil Engineering Technology programs, and the Chair of the Building Science Department.

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