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University of Pennsylvania School of Design to Host Architecture and Energy Symposium Examining the Influence of Climate and Region
January 25, 2013 - 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Meyerson Hall, University of Pennsylvania, 210 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6311
To register and for more information, visit (http://www.architectureandenergy.com).
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and Penn State University Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture have invited an international group of architects and theorists to address the influence of climate and region on architecture at a public symposium. Architecture and Energy: The Influence of Climate and Region will be held on January 25, 2013 at PennDesign.
The Architecture and Energy series is a collaboration between the architecture faculty from PennDesign and Penn State, and the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The symposium will be held at the School of Design, in the Lower Gallery of Meyerson Hall, 201 S. 34th Street. Registration is open to the public.
“Architecture and Energy is an important series, because it helps us to examine practices of building design, construction, and use within the context of energy production, consumption, and, of course, efficiency,” says Leslie Billhymer, Senior Research Associate at the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub.
The EEB Hub’s efforts are concentrated on accelerating the adoption of advanced energy retrofits for average-size commercial buildings in the region. The EEB Hub is designing, demonstrating and deploying market-proven solutions in the Greater Philadelphia region to help the buildings sector achieve ongoing efficiency.
Architecture and Energy is a series of events and publications organized to address the past, present and future of systems that manage energy in the built environment. This year’s symposium follows a 2012 symposium and book addressing Performance and Style.
About the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub
The EEB Hub was established by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as an Energy-Regional Innovation Cluster with a unique dual mission of improving energy efficiency in buildings and promoting regional economic growth and job creation from its headquarters in Philadelphia's Navy Yard. Specifically, the EEB Hub aims to reduce energy consumption in the Greater Philadelphia commercial building sector by 20 percent by 2020 through informed people, validated information and proven technologies. The EEB Hub includes 27 performer organizations, led by Penn State, made up of research universities, DOE laboratories, industrial firms, and economic development agencies.
Dan Willis, Pennsylvania State University, Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Kat Hinkel, Energy Efficient Buildings Hub