The University of Toledo Office of Sustainability

Meet the SEED Team



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. He provides leadership and direction to Universities and High Schools in the surrounding area in order to foster career development and encourage sustainable habits for the future. 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, runs half-marathons, and teaches Junior Achievement at his sons’ school.  


Sustainability Specialists

The SEED Initiative organizes environmental sustainability projects and events, provides grants and scholarships, creates innovative building renovation, and implements a comprehensive educational campaign. SEED commits itself to not only leaving behind a better planet, but by creating better people who are living on it.


Bill KnappinsOlanusi Olalekan

Ola is a solar PV enthusiast, pursuing his Masters degree in Energy Engineering at UT. He is an advocate for the conservative and sustainable use of the earth's wealth, because Mother Nature can go bankrupt too.

Rick MarciniakSakib Pathan
Sakib is pursuing his Doctoral studies in Civil Environmental Engineering at UT. He has a diverse set of experiences that range from designing water treatment facilities, to working with a group of students blasting out rockets.

Jennell BrownJennell Brown
Jennell is a former Sustainibility specialist,Social. She contributed towards  finding innovative ways to promote sustainable living, because behavior change is at the heart of a sustainable community.

Last Updated: 10/15/19