Ty Newell, Build Equinox, Co- Founder
Ty Newell is the co-owner and co-founder of Build Equinox, a company devoted to inventing technologies for healthy, comfortable, and sustainable living. Build Equinox is located in a 4500 sq ft facility in Urbana, Illinois that is also 100% solar powered.
He has lectured around the world on indoor air quality, comfort, solar energy, building energy efficiency, and resource conservation including keynote addresses at the Solar Energy Society of India's 25th Silver Jubilee in Hyderabad and at the TTMD Conference (Turkish ASHRAE) in Istanbul, Turkey. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad Nacional de Salta in Argentina, an Ercotaf Scholar (European Union) at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, and an Academic Leader at Tec de Monterrey in Queretaro, Mexico.
He retired from the University of Illinois in 2007 as an Assistant Dean in the College of Engineering, having advised 70 masters and doctoral graduate students, and is an emeritus professor of mechanical engineering. Ty's degrees are in mechanical engineering (BS,'74, UMichigan and MS/PhD, '78/'80, UUtah). Ty lives in a 100% solar powered home that includes automated fresh air control and rainwater harvesting in Urbana Illinois.