Ryan Kmetz

Assistant Director of Sustainability, University of Maryland Baltimore County

As a sustainability, GIS, and resiliency professional I routinely collaborate with various stakeholders to consider economically and technically feasible solutions. This profession requires one to utilize analytical and pragmatic systems thinking; thus, ensuring the leveraging of appropriate technologies. Additionally, effective communication and collaboration are key to success when implementing solutions that are socially, economically, and environmentally responsible.

My work and interests include:

Kmetz RM, illustrator. Renewable Energy in the 21st Century. By David Murphy, Trunity, 2019.

Kmetz, Ryan, E.Cardinal (RIT), J. Schneider (RIT), and R.Woodside (Second Nature). "Resilience Bootcamp." AASHE 2018 Conference, Oct. 2018, Pittsburgh, PA.

Kmetz, Ryan, and Marcus Sherburne. “3 Dozen Sustainability Best Practices : Low-Mow Zones .” Facilities Manager Magazine. APPA. Mar./April. 2018.

Kmetz, Ryan, and Enid Cardinal (RIT). “Campus Resiliency .” New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education Sustainability Conference Concurrent Educational Sessions. 2017 State Of New York Sustainability Conference, Nov. 2017, Cortland, SUNY Cortland.

2017's Rex Dillow Award for Outstanding Article : Designing a Resilient Campus. Facilities Manager. APPA. Nov./Dec. 2016.

Stormwater Update – Don’t Get Swept Away with the Changes. Poster Presented at: New England Water Environment Association Annual Conference; January 2015; Boston, MA. ​

Herzig, Peter and Kmetz, Ryan "An Ecological Footprint Analysis of Filtrine Manufacturing Company Keene, NH." Antioch University New England; April 2014.