Kurt Foley is a Certified Energy Manager In-Training (certificate #2396), Certified Measurement and Verification Professional In-Training (certificate #1006), and a Certified Demand Side Manager (certificate #2339) through the Association of Energy Engineers. Foley received his degree in Environmental Policy and Management with a graduate certificate in Energy and Sustainability in 2020. He has conducted energy audits since 2019.
Known nicknames: Durty Kurty aka Kurt The Hurt aka Kirk
With K-State: Since 2019
Favorite part of the job: The positive impact the program has on the community by providing free services to schools and small businesses, which allows us to work with young people and adults.
Go-to energy savings moves: Turning off appliances, electronics, and lights when I'm done using them. I setback my thermostat temperature when I leave the house or open the windows on a nice day. I have also added weather stripping to doors and sealed gaps in window frames with caulking.
Hobbies: Hiking, photography, playing with my dogs
Favorite snack: Snickers and a Pepsi