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Built To Last: Passive House Conference 2015
Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy
Raising the Bar is a global educational initiative aimed at making education part of a city’s popular culture. The goal is to “raise the bar” on the content people consume in their everyday lives. This year, the focus turns New York City’s landscape into a campus for one night, where professors and scientists from Columbia University and New York University will give talks in 50 of the city’s top bars
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 6:30 PM
Location: URBO, 11 Times Square
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Microgrids: They're Going To Be Big
Following Superstorm Sandy, there has been growing interest in installing microgrids as a way to increase resiliency of the utility grid. Adding on-site renewable energy generating systems, such as solar photovoltaics and small wind turbines, not only decreases the lifetime cost of the microgrid, but also helps meet sustainability goals of the microgrid owner.
Join us in exploring some of the primary policy and technical advantages to installing microgrids, as well as some of the potential pitfalls. We'll also hear why microgrids are likely to be a vital component of the power grid of the future.
MICROGRIDS: THEY'RE GOING TO BE BIG
June 10, 2015 8:00 to 9:00 AM
Assistant Vice President & Deputy Director, Urban Innovation & Sustainability, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Ms. Croushore leads the strategy and implementation of policy and programmatic initiatives to strengthen industries that are key to New York City's sustainable growth, including energy, sustainability, resiliency and clean technology.
Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Princeton Power Systems
Mr. Hammell co-founded Princeton Power Systems in 2001 after taking home top honors in the Princeton University business plan contest. He served as President and CEO until 2009, when he took on the responsibility of Executive Vice President of Business Development and later Chief Strategy Officer.
Building Energy Exchange
31 Chambers Street, Suite 609
New York, NY 10007
The Daylight Hour
On Friday, June 19 turn off your lights for one hour. Give the power grid a much needed break and do the right thing with people around the globe
Designing For Disaster
Natural disasters can impact any of us, anywhere, at any time. In 2012, the financial toll in the United States alone exceeded $100 billion, and the loss of life and emotional toll is immeasurable. No region of the country is immune—112 events in 32 states were declared natural disasters in the U.S. during 2012.
The National Building Museum’s exhibition, Designing for Disaster, examines how we assess risks from natural hazards and how we can create policies, plans, and designs yielding safer, more disaster-resilient communities. Two primary questions will help guide the Museum’s approach: Where should we build? How should we build?
Through unique objects, captivating graphics, and multimedia—including video testimonials—the exhibition explores new solutions for, and historical responses to, a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, storm surge, flooding, seal level rise, tsunamis, and wildfires.
Designing for Disaster will discuss disaster mitigation as an evolving science and highlight the tools and strategies that today’s planners, engineers, designers, emergency managers, scientists, environmentalists, and various business and community leaders are investigating and adopting to build safer, more disaster-resilient communities.
Because of the importance of housing the exhibition features exemplary disaster-resistant residential design. In addition, its highlights a variety of other building or facilities: hospitals, schools, airports, public arenas/stadiums, fire/police stations, public transportation networks/systems, commercial buildings, and retail outlets. The selected structures are geographically dispersed throughout the country and will have been designed to address at least one hazard in an exemplary way.
By showcasing innovative research, cutting-edge materials and technologies, and new thinking about how to work with natural systems and the environment, the exhibition will present a range of viable responses that are functional, pragmatic, and beautiful.
Date: May 2014 thru August 2015
Location: National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW, Washington, DC
For more information and tickets: National Building Museum