Erik Backus is the Howard E. Lechler Endowed Director of the Construction Engineering Management Program at Clarkson University. Erik teaches courses and does research work in an array of topics related to the built environment including: sustainability, resilience, and life-cycle thinking about infrastructure and buildings. He serves on Clarkson’s Sustainability Committee and is an affiliate faculty member in the Institute for a Sustainable Environment.
Erik is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve, serving as the Design Engineer for the 411th Engineer Brigade, and as the Vice Chair for the Market Leadership Advisory Board of the Upstate NY Chapter of the USGBC.
Fall 2017 - Green Buildings 101 [F-17-28]