fbpx Colliver, Donald G. | University of Kentucky College of 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.

My primary work area is in the determination of appropriate low-carbon, energy-efficient design and operations of facilities. This is integrated across research, teaching, and outreach. The goal of the program is to provide leadership in developing programs and information that will have a high impact on a large number of users. This is accomplished by working with others in developing the programs; tools and data needed to perform appropriate, efficient designs; and analyzing real-world energy and carbon related problems. The overall, long-term objective is to minimize embodied and operational carbon and energy related expenditures with the constraints of maintaining present standards of living, acceptable environmental conditions, profitability, and utilization of renewable energy.


Research Interests:


Sustainable Design and Construction


Energy Auditing


Industrial Energy