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Mark A. Bremer


Class
  • Faculty
Position
  • Lecturer of Biology, Green Team Chair
Office
  • Donovan G169, SECON 411
Location
  • Utica, NY
Phone Number
  • 315.559.9606 (m)
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Mark earned a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Syracuse University in 2004 and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Colorado College in 2001. Mark has been teaching various biology courses for SUNYIT since 2005. Mark became a certified Campus Sustainability Leader through the University of Vermont Summer Institute for Global Sustainability in July, 2011. Mark became accredited as a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design & Construction through the U.S. Green Building Council in June, 2014.

SUNYIT Office Donovan G169, St.Elizabeth College of Nursing 411

Phone  315.559.9606 (m)

Email  bremerm@sunyit.edu

Important Links   SUNYIT Green Team, my SUNYIT blog, Green Explored blog


Research:

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Sustainability Education, Campus Sustainability Best-Practices:

SUNY Small Grant Sustainability award - Sustainability Path (Final Report)

SUNY IITG recipient Tier 2 award - Integration of Virtual and Real Equipment Learning Tools Related to Sustainability Education (Project Website)


Publications:

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Vaughan, Christopher; Bremer, Mark and Fiona Dear. Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao)(Pssitaciformes: Psittacidae) Parental Nest Visitation in Costa Rica: Implications for Research and Conservation.  International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation. Vol. 57 (1-2): March-June 2009.

Bremer, Mark A. 2004. Indicators of Acid Stress in Northeastern Forest Soil Methane-Oxidizing Communities. Master of Science Thesis at Syracuse University.


Projects:

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Green Team Projects Underway (please contact me if you want to help):

Set up energy efficiency project Green Revolving Loan Fund.

 Gauging desire and feasibility for large-scale solar photovoltaic installation.

Complete a STARS report for the campus.

Develop a Sustainability Plan for the campus.

Develop a Climate Action Plan (includes biannual GHG emissions inventory update, plan and timeframe to reduce emissions, date to reach carbon neutrality) to enable ACUPCC signature.

Engage students in PowerShift NY energy actions.

Develop a faculty missed-class online sustainability presentation.

Initiate post-consumer food waste composting for dining halls.

Recruit student EPA OnCampus ecoAmbassador.

Start US Green Building Council/Engineers Without Borders/Engineers for a Sustainable World Students Group. I have experience with EWB Syracuse Professional Chapter's Guatemala school sanitation project.


Green Team Projects Completed:

Worked with OHSWA to implement campus-wide adoption of single stream recycling (8/18/14).

 Faculty workshop for infusing sustainability into curriculum (6/3/14.

 State Park Clean Up Day volunteer action (5/3/14).

Installed electric vehicle charging stations (11/2013).

Completed waste audit of mixed-use administrative/academic building (Kunsella Hall)  (4/24/13).

 Completed first-ever Inventory of SUNYIT Greenhouse Gas Emissions (12/2011).

Lights-Off stickers deployed in Donovan Hall (2012).

Launched campus carpooling network 511NYRideshare (2012).

Competed in Campus Conservation Nationals residence hall energy and water challenge (April 2012, 2013, 2014). 2014 Power of SUNY competition against U Albany, Stony Brook, and New Paltz (4/4/14 - 4/25/14).

Local food day (Earth Day 2013, 2014).

Organized Sustainable Tour D'Utica climate action and awareness bicycle rides (2011, 2012).

Promoted Dark Green Days powerdown events (2012, 2013, 2014)

Relayed articles from Climate Change Information Project (2012, 2013).

Hosted LEED Building Showcase for USGBC Green Apple Schools Day of Service (September 2012, 2013).

Participated in EcoChallenge Energy Efficiency (October 2012, 2013).



Presentations:

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Integration of Virtual and Real Equipment Learning Tools Related to Sustainability Education. September 29, 2014. Presented for the SUNY Sustainability Conference. State University of New York Oswego, Oswego, NY.

Beyond LEED: Living Buildings. April 23, 2014. Presented for the SUNYIT President's Opportunity Fund for Faculty and Staff Development Award. State University of New York Institute of Technology, Utica, NY.

SUNYIT Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory. December 15, 2011. Presented to SUNYIT Administration. State University of New York Institute of Technology, Utica, NY.

Sustainability Action Plan. September 21, 2011. Sustainability Open Forum. State University of New York Institute of Technology, Utica, NY.

 

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