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Green Service Standard Committee Adds to Team

Committee headed by Tony Passwater adds Hampden Kuhns, Ph.D., who specializes in energy efficiency, and Kevin McCartney, a specialist in automotive diagnostic procedures for OEMs.

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Green Service Standard (GS2) Committee Director Tony Passwater announced that the organization has added two highly respected authorities to its team: Hampden Kuhns, Ph.D., who specializes in energy efficiency, and Kevin McCartney, a specialist in automotive diagnostic procedures for OEMs.

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“This is an exciting addition to our green team,” said committee chairman Steven Schillinger. “Dr. Kuhns lives, eats and sleeps going green, and Kevin McCartney has the ear of major automotive manufacturers. They are both established experts in their respective fields and bring increased credibility to the green scoring standards we are building, all of which will be communicated to the public. We welcome their assistance in authenticating science-based metrics and measures as well as conducting blind studies of our educational policies and procedures to prove measured effectiveness.”

Kuhns is a research professor at the Nevada Desert Research Institute. He has been a principal investigator and an active member in dozens of research studies focused on motor vehicle emissions and is the founder of LoadIQ, an innovative energy metering company based in Reno, Nev. His company received two Small Business Innovation Research Awards from the National Science Foundation and was a finalist in the California Clean Tech Open Business Competition. He is an inventor with two issued and three pending patents related to building energy metering. Throughout his career as a professor, he has published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

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McCartney is a five-time Ford Motor Company Certified Training Program award winner. His experience in vehicle diagnostics spans more than 28 years as a master technician, manager, instructor, master trainer, consultant and technical writer/editor. McCartney also has extensive research and development experience of alternative fuel, hybrid electric and human-powered vehicles. As an adjunct professor at De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif., McCartney directed the Environmental Clean Air Car Technician certification program.

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