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Donald Colliver, Ph.D., P.E., F-ASHRAE

Professor; Director of Graduate Studies, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering


(859) 218-4348
211 C.E. Barnhart Building Lexington, KY 40546-0276


2/21-Present, Co-Chair ASHRAE Task Force for Building Decarbonization

1/21- Present, Faculty Fellow, James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits

7/13-Present – Director of Graduate Studies, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky

6/14-12/21, Director, Kentucky Industrial Assessment Center, University of KY

10/11-6/14, Associate Director, Kentucky Industrial Assessment Center, Univ of KY

06/10-6/15, Associate Director, Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky, Univ of KY

02/10-8/10, Member, Technical Working Group, Kentucky Climate Action Plan Council

05/09-1/13, Board Member, KY Center for Renewable Energy Research and Environmental Stewardship, Governor Appointment

6/03-6/13, Chairman, Advanced Energy Design Guide Steering Committee consisting of AIA, ASHRAE, ISENA, USGBC and DOE

3/05-Present, Commissioner, Jessamine County Planning and Zoning Commission

2/02-5/08, Member, National Engineers Week Steering Committee, Trustee – Foundation (03/04)

1/08-12/09, Faculty Advisor and CoPI, UK Entry in the 2009 US DOE Solar Decathlon

5/06-2008, Chairman DOE/NASULGC Energy Efficient Sustainable Design Building Curriculum Development Steering Group

5/02-5/03 President, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

2/02-2/03 Chairman, 2003 National Engineers Week

3/94-8/94 Visiting Specialist, Air Infiltration and Ventilation Center, International Energy Agency, Coventry, Great Britian

9/76-5/79 Graduate Research Instructor, Agricultural Engr, Purdue University.

1/75-8/76 Graduate Research Assistant, Agricultural Engr, Univ of KY


Ph.D. Agricultural Engr., Purdue University, May 1979. Modeling of Solar Drying

M.S. Agricultural Engr., University of KY, May 1977. Development of Residential Energy Model

B.S. Agricultural Engr., University of KY, December 1974.

I work with design, construction and operation of energy efficient buildings, analysis and simulation of building envelope heat transfer and renewable energy production and use, analysis of building design weather data, and energy and resource auditing in manufacturing facilities. My principal research area is in the determination of appropriate design and operation of energy efficient and healthy buildings; I have a special interest in solar energy and reduction of carbon in the built environment.

Research Interests:


Sustainable Design and Construction


Energy Auditing


Industrial Energy