Power: On the Future of Energy

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Wood Auditorium

Bill Browning, Terrapin Bright Green
Ariella Maron, Buro Happold
Stephen Selkowitz, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Moderated by Craig Schwitter, Buro Happold

“The future of our buildings, our cities, and our lives is inseparable from the future of energy. No issue is more urgent,” says Mark Wigley.

While policies around environmental sustainability necessarily extend to sectors beyond AEC industries, the panel will address the building industry within the context of a much broader and interdependent set of systems. For example, the technology of building energy performance with regard to windows, daylighting, lighting systems, and new methods of performance simulation will be considered.

Additionally, “Power: On the Future of Energy” will address the balance between government energy regulations and market-driven development. For instance, how can the abundance of inexpensive natural gas made available through fracking negatively impact the development of renewable resources such as wind and solar energy? What forms of government incentives are needed to continue to grow new markets of alternative energy sources? Will disincentives also need to be increased to break us from forms of energy consumption and carbon emissions that have become integral to our lifestyle but have taken profound environmental tolls across the globe?

Sponsored by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelopeĀ®.


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