December 30, 2019

Grants and Funded Projects

I have a long history of sucessfully partnering on over 10 million dollars of funded projects – with mots of them focused on Sustainabiliy goals and metrics. 

  • Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 2011 – 2012
    • Co-Pi with Kim Douglas: Community planning project for the Park West Section of Philadelphia. Responsibilities included charrette planning and facilitation and design. Project led by the Landscape Architecture Program at Philadelphia University. Total funding 50,000 dollars

  • Center for Sustainability, Energy Efficiency and Design, 2011
    • Worked with the Philadelphia University Development Office to garner financial support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the construction of the SEED Center. The project houses all graduate programs for the College of Architecture and the Built Environment and is the first LEED Rated structure on campus.  
    • Total funding 2 Million dollars

  •  Pennsylvania Green Growth Partnership (PAGGP), 2006 – 2011
    • Co-Founder and Co-Director with Chris Pastore and many others. PAGGP was a broad coalition of Pennsylvania universities pursuing research into sustainable materials and technologies in the context of economic development. Partners include Temple University, Villanova University, Delaware Valley Green Building Council, Penn State, Pittsburgh University, Carnegie Mellon University and the Green Building Alliance.
    • Total funding 3.5 million dollars, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development

  • Consortium for Sustainable Design and Research (CSDR), 2003 – 2006
    • Co-Founder and Co-Director with Chris Pastore and others. CSDR was an alliance of Southeastern Pennsylvania Universities pursuing research into sustainable materials, technologies and sustainable design principles in the context of economic development. Partners include Temple University, Villanova University, Delaware Valley Green Building Council, and the Ben Franklin Technology Partners.
    • Total funding 1.5 million dollars, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development

  • Engineering and Design Institute (EDI), Philadelphia University 2000 – 2011
    • Co-Founder and Co-Director. EDI was an Interdisciplinary, collaborative research environment located in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia. An annex to Philadelphia University, EDI pursues research into sustainable materials, technologies and sustainable design.
    • Total funding 1.25 million dollars, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development


Other Grants (selected)

  • Fryer, Rob; Fleming, Rob: Nexus Learning for the Study of On-line Collaboration, 2015
  • Fleming, Rob; Pastore, Chris; Frosten, Susan; Fryer, Robert; Messinger, Alex: Luminous Textile Ceiling Systems, National Textile Center, Funding 75,000 dollars, 2007 – 08 (not funded)
  • Fleming, Rob: Fort Washington Office Park Redesign, Participatory Design Process, subcontract to Temple University Ambler, 2006 – 2010 17,000 dollars
  • Advanced Energy Modeling Seminars, Sustainable Development Fund, 2006
  • Fleming, Rob, Green Advantage Training Program, PA Department of Environmental Protection, 2006 – Present, Total funding 50,000 dollars
  • Messinger, Alex; Fleming, Rob; George, Brian; Cundell, Diana, Textile Based Breathing Wall Systems, National Textile Center, Investigator 2005 – Present, Total funding 750,000 dollars
  • Rusinko, Cathy; Fleming, Rob; Pastore, Chris, Pierce, John: Economic Competitiveness of Sustainable Carpets, National Textile Center, 2002 – 2004, total funding 750,000 dollars
  • Twardowski, Tom, Pastore, Chris, Fleming, Rob, Exolation: Low cost exterior insulation system for exposed walls of City row homes, DOE/EPA/City of Philadelphia, Investigator. Wall system, 2001 – 2003, Total funding 150,000 dollars, Patent received in 2009 (#7521114)
  • Messinger, Alex; Fleming, Rob and Pastore, Chris: National Textile Center, Properties of Architectural Fabric Structures, 2001 – 2003, Total funding 750,000 dollars
  • Fleming, Rob: Sustainable Development Fund, Sustainable Design Resource Center, 2003 – 2005, Total funding 17,000 dollars
  • Fleming, Rob; Pastore, Chris: Sustainable Development Fund, Visualization of LEED Rated Building via Energy Modeling, 2001 – 2003, Total funding 25,000 dollars


Economic Development Projects                       

These projects were funded through Philadelphia University by the Ben Franklin Technology partners or directly by clients.

  • CertainTeed Corp, Integrated Product Design Charrette, Philadelphia, PA, Charrette Facilitator, 2010, Led a team 12 and a group of 40 employees through the integrated design process to explore new product development and marketing strategies, 2011
  • CS Group, Integrated Product Design Charrette at Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, Charrette Facilitator, 2009
  • Kimberton Village Green Development, Kimberton, PA, Integrated design charrette facilitation, 2008
  • Landmark Building Systems, Pottstown, PA
  • Tacitus, Philadelphia, PA, 2006
  • Andropogon Associates, Philadelphia, PA, Fabric Structure Design, 2005
  • Moulton Builders, Lansdale, PA, Sustainable renovation of old factory, 2005
  • Converse-Winkler Architects, Bala Cynwyd, PA, Norristown Redevelopment, 2005 
  • Tellus Building Systems, Philadelphia, PA, New construction system evaluation, testing and design, 2004
  • Adams Bickel Construction, Collegeville, PA, Site Analysis, 2004
  • Maisey’s Farm, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Visualization of new sustainability education center, Chester County, PA, 2004
  • Solar Roofing Systems, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, Integrated PV roofing system, Philadelphia, 2004
  • Chester County Conservation District Headquarters, Philadelphia, PA: Sustainable Design Assistance, 2003, Renovations to historic farm house: Passive solar design, Photovoltaic array, rain gardens, submerged wetland
  • Queen Village Development, Philadelphia, PA, 2001, Visualization of sustainable housing development,
  • Friday Architects, Philadelphia, PA, 2001, Energy modeling and  sustainable design assistance
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