Steve Easley has a real passion for Purdue and the College of Technology, having earned two degrees in five years and spending another 10 as a professor of building construction and contracting.
Easley now owns a construction consulting firm that specializes in green building, construction quality assurance, energy efficient technologies and solving building science-related problems. His firm was selected in 2010 by the U.S. Department of Energy as a Building America team member for the Building America Retrofit Alliance Team. In addition, he is a founding principal and for- mer president of Building Media Inc., a building science consulting and multi- media production company.
Easley says he chose Purdue for his education because of its legacy in discovery and its outstanding graduates, such as Neil Armstrong and Gus Grissom. But what made him stick around was a strong program and inspirational professors. He counts Lloyd Neher and Alan Suess among his favorites.
He was the recipient of the Robert C. Morris Award from the State of Indiana for outstanding service in energy conservation. He has produced hundreds of videos on best practice building and hosted 100 programs for the Discovery Channel Show “Your New House.”
Easley is a member of the Consensus committee for the National Green Building Standard, the board of directors for the Electric Gas Industries Association and several professional organizations related to his career.
In his spare time, he enjoys scuba diving, hiking, photography, and traveling. Easley has two children. He and his wife, Susan, live in Danville, Calif.
This was originally written for the Distinguished Technology Alumni Awards in 2011.