The SEED Initiative

Meet the SEED Team


MICHAEL GREEN, P.E.
DIRECTOR, ENERGY MANAGEMENT

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Michael Green, P.E., Director of Energy Management for The University of Toledo, manages the $14 million campus utilities consumption and procurement, manages, along with others, mechanical infrastructure improvement projects, has commissioned LEED projects, and is involved in all mechanical engineering construction. He also provides direction for the steam plants, chilled water plants, building automation controls, and overall campus sustainability. Michael has 20 years’ experience in construction, renewable energy, energy management, heating/ventilation and air conditioning design, plumbing design, operating and optimizing centralized steam/chilled water systems, and building automation controls. Two notable public projects include project manager for the $30 million UT Field House renovation and plumbing/pool system designer for the Toledo Zoo Arctic Encounter.  Michael earned his bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from UT, acts as treasurer for Toledo ASHRAE, sits on the UT Engineering Alumni Board, coaches fall soccer, and teaches Junior Achievement at his sons’ school.  

SANDRINE MUBENGA,
P.E., M.S.E.E.
MANAGER, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Sandrine Mubenga

Sandrine Mubenga, P.E. is the Electrical Engineering Manager for UT where she manages the Building Automation Team. She assists in managing the $17 million utility budget. Sandrine provides comprehensive electrical engineering services including operations, capital improvement projects, new construction and energy management. Sandrine has over 10 years of experience in renewable energy systems design and integration, electrical distribution and protection, arc flash mitigation, energy management, and construction management. Sandrine earned her bachelors and masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from The University of Toledo. While pursuing her Master's Thesis at UT, Sandrine developed a fuel cell system for electric vehicle and a solar powered hydrogen generating station, for which she was awarded the UT College of Engineering Outstanding Thesis Award. Sandrine is an active member of various professional organizations. Sandrine started and chaired the first IEEE GOLD Group for the IEEE Toledo Section. Her work and dedication earned her several awards and honors. In 2010, Sandrine was named Young Engineer of the Year by the IEEE Toledo Section. Her motto: "I strive to deliver results to the UT community in a caring, cost effective and timely manner."

Neil Tabor
SUSTAINABILITY SPECIALIST

Neil Tabor

Neil Tabor, Sustainability Specialist for The University of Toledo, manages the Rocket Recycling program for over 100 buildings on three campuses as well as at Toledo Public Schools with a staff of one non-student and eight student employees. He is also responsible for the greenhouse gas inventory and the climate action plan, which guides the University toward climate neutrality. Neil is highly involved in sustainability education and outreach towards students including advising the Environmental Sustainability Living Learning Community, and UT’s Student Green Fund. He runs other student sustainability programs including Rockets Recycle: Green Tailgating, RecycleMania, BlackoUT, and the Give & Go: Move Out program. Neil has earned his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is completing his Master's Thesis in Community and Regional Planning from UNL. He also serves on the Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission and UT President's Commission on the River.

BUILDING AUTOMATION TEAM

The Building Automation Team performs skilled building automation system installation and calibration on various HVAC systems and components for efficiency; including the installation, operation, corrective, preventative, and predictive maintenance of such systems.

Bill Knappins

BILL KNAPPINS
BUILDING AUTOMATION TEAM

Rick Marciniak 

RICK MARCINIAK
BUILDING AUTOMATION TEAM

Phil Peters

PHIL PETER
BUILDING AUTOMATION TEAM

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 BOB HUNTSMAN
BUILDING AUTOMATION TEAM

Last Updated: 8/27/15