Shannon Sweeney

Elizabeth Hewitt


Dissertation Advisor: Clinton Andrews


Previous Degrees: Master of Urban Planning (MUP), New York University, 2007; Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design, State University of New York (SUNY) FIT, 2002.


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Research Interest

My research is focused broadly on environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, and green buildings. More specifically, I am interested in policy-based mechanisms – such as building codes, zoning and financial incentives – that encourage innovation in green building design. I am also interested in interventions that can influence occupant behavior in buildings, and how occupant behavior impacts building performance. I am LEED-accredited by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and prior to beginning doctoral work at Bloustein, I worked for a number of years on policy, economic development and sustainability projects in New York City.


Teaching and TA Experience:

  • Politics of Environmental Issues, Spring 2011
  • Politics of Environmental Issues, Fall 2010


Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)