Alfredo Fernández-González is a Professor at the UNLV School of Architecture and Founding Director of the Natural Energies Advanced Technologies (NEAT) Laboratory. Alfredo is Past-President of the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) and a lifetime member of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES). Alfredo has been the recipient of several prestigious teaching awards, such as the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Nevada Professor of the Year, UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award, UNLV Alumni Association Outstanding Faculty Award, Alex G. and Faye Spanos Distinguished Teacher Award (twice), College of Fine Arts Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, and the Jane & Robert Fielden Medal for Contributions of Excellence to Architectural Education.
Alfredo has published more than 50 scholarly articles related to his research interests in sustainable development and planning; energy efficiency and green design; passive and low-energy heating and cooling systems for buildings; and the design of building-integrated water harvesting, treatment and reuse systems. His research and creative work have been recognized with awards such as the U.S. Green Building Council-Nevada Chapter Leadership in Research Award, the Architecture Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) Best Architectural Research Paper of the Year Award, and an American Institute of Architects-Las Vegas Chapter Design Citation Award for a net-zero energy pavilion featuring passive and active solar technologies.
Alfredo received his B.Arch. in 1993 from Universidad La Salle in Mexico City, his Specialist in Solar Architecture degree in 1996 from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and his M.Arch. in 1999 from the University of Oregon.