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September 27, 2022

Kagdi Named HECC Fellow

The Higher Education Climate Consortium (HECC) has selected Labdhi Kagdi as one of two fellows to help advance the collaborative Consortium and support its 2022 strategic planning effort

Kagdi is a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and received her BE in Environmental Engineering from Lalbhai Dalpatbhai College of Engineering, India.  She is currently being advised by Professor Greg Lowry.

Kagdi is still working out her research project but is looking at potential green practices across the universities and their carbon emissions over the years. “I would like to thank my advisor Dr. Greg Lowry for his guidance and support,” she says. ‘I’d also like to thank Deborah Steinberg for helping me through the process and for this opportunity.

The mission of the Higher Education Climate Consortium of Pittsburgh is to actively collaborate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Pittsburgh’s higher education institutions; its vision is to strengthen this region’s position as a leader in climate action by achieving carbon neutrality. Current HECC members include Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon  University, Chatham University, Community College of Allegheny County, Duquesne University, Pennsylvania State  University’s Pittsburgh Center, Robert Morris University, and the University of Pittsburgh. Learn about HECC at  

HECC’s 2022 strategic planning process is creating an equitable climate mitigation strategy for the HECC collaborative  with consulting leadership from Baumgartner Urban Systems Strategy (BUSS), technical expertise and fiscal guidance from Green Building Alliance, and funding from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation.