Duck Rhee is serving as the Office for Sustainability's Summer Undergraduate Research in Energy and Sustainability (SURES) researcher for the summer of 2016. Duck is s a fourth-year sociology student born in Seoul, Korea. As a first-generation immigrant to the United States, Duck grew up in the suburbs of Irvine, CA. His recent passion for sustainability grew through exploring social ecology, energy efficiency, environmental law, and comparative religious studies in Cleveland. Currently, his research on Green Building Occupant Engagement at CWRU seeks to engage the campus using infrastructure as an educational tool to cultivate sustainable values. Duck examines case studies and best practices of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and behavior change implementation in local corporations and other higher education institutions. By embodying ACUPCC's vision to engage the campus and build a culture of sustainability in the community, Duck will inform the modeling of CWRU focused Green Building Occupant Guides and informational signage highlighting keystone sustainability features in campus life. In his free time, Duck enjoys hunting responsibly and exploring hiking trails in Ohio to cross paths with woodland creatures.
July 25, 2016