Andrew Purgiel

Education B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Maine; M.S. Civil Engineering, Colorado State University.

Current position: Graduate Research Assistant

Supported by: JPB Fellow Ellison Carter. Project: Residential Energy Efficiency Retrofit Programs; Impacts on Energy-Use and Indoor Environmental Quality in Fort Collins, Colorado

I moved from Maine to Colorado in 2019 after hearing about the many opportunities for rock climbing and other outdoor activities in the area! I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in Civil Engineering, with coursework focusing on water/wastewater treatment and international development. A career in wastewater treatment (with involvement in an international development organization such as Engineers Without Borders) is my current goal. The project I am working on with Dr. Carter involves studying a government incentivized energy efficiency retrofit program for residential buildings in Fort Collins, Colorado and its impacts