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Dalrymple appointed new ASU director of University Sustainability Practices


Mick Dalrymple

Mick Dalrymple is the new director of University Sustainability Practices at Arizona State University. He begins his new position Nov. 9.

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November 06, 2015

Mick Dalrymple is the new director of University Sustainability Practices at Arizona State University. He began his new position Nov. 9.

The director is responsible for providing leadership across the university to ensure that its institutional operations incorporate best practices in the all aspects of sustainability, including energy conservation, environmental impact and renewable resources.

“We are pleased to have Mick Dalrymple join the ASU sustainability practices team,” said Morgan R. Olsen, ASU Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. “We are confident that he will be a great asset in assisting all of us in the university community in meeting our aggressive goals in the areas of carbon neutrality, zero waste, and water conservation, as well as advancing ASU’s position as a national leader in sustainable business practices.”

Since 2001, Dalrymple has served in various roles within the sustainability field, including at ASU and in the for-profit sector. He holds master’s degrees in business administration and international management from ASU.

“Mick has more than a decade’s worth of experience in the sustainability movement, and we are pleased to have him on board as director of University Sustainability Practices,” says Nichol Luoma, interim associate vice president, ASU University Business Services. “Mick has the deep knowledge and experience required to drive programs that will help ASU continue to be a leader in sustainability.”

Dalrymple first joined ASU in September 2010. He has tackled various regional and international initiatives, first as a project manager for the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS) and then as a practice lead for the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives (WSSI).

As a practice lead with WSSI, he led a team that worked with the Albanian Ministry of Education to maximize energy efficiency in the country’s schools. Dalrymple also led a team that provided technical and economic development support to a leading algae-to-fuel company, and another team that contributed research analysis for a city of Tempe tree and shade master plan.

When Dalrymple was with GIOS, he helped direct ASU’s role in Energize Phoenix. The initiative retrofitted businesses and homes along the city’s light rail corridor for energy efficiency, including several ASU Downtown campus buildings. Energize Phoenix efforts saved owners 135,000 megawatts and $12.6 million annually. 

Dalrymple additionally has earned several accreditations from national and international sustainability organizations, including from the U.S. Green Building Council, where he also served on the national board of directors.

“Through my new ASU role, I believe we have the potential to help demonstrate to the world that what needs to be done on the sustainability front can be done,” Dalrymple says. “I am enthusiastic about the journey ahead. I look forward to working with the university community to move ahead with ASU’s sustainability goals and celebrate our accomplishments.”

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