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2004 Syracuse Symposium on Environmental and Energy Systems to focus on high-performance green buildings, environmental systems research and development
2004 Syracuse Symposium on Environmental and Energy Systems to focus on high-performance green buildings, environmental systems research and developmentOctober 15, 2004Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Rising public attention to multiple concerns-including human health, productivity, security and urban ecosystem sustainability-is driving an emerging market for new technologies that improve built and urban environments. High performance green buildings, such as the planned headquarters for the Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems, are becoming ever more popular for their cost efficiency and other benefits.
The 2004 Syracuse Symposium on Environmental and Energy Systems will address these issues through presentations on the latest advances in research, development and application, including case studies on green building projects around the nation. The symposium, presented by the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (CoE), will be held Oct. 25-26 in Syracuse, N.Y. The symposium will be Webcast live at http://i2sports.com/events/405/
Symposium registration information may be found on the Web at http://www.coees.org/symposium/2004/info.htm. For more information, academic and research participants can contact Lisa Welch at the EQS STAR Center at (315) 443-5101 or email@example.com. Business and industry participants can contact Holly Chanatry at the NYIEQ at (315) 464-9934 or ChanatrH@nyieq.com
High-performance green buildings, which combine new technologies and design techniques to improve indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency, will be a major focus of the symposium. In addition, engineers, architects, scientists, health professionals and others will present their latest accomplishments, discuss current activities and explore future opportunities for synergies in research, technology transfer and product development.
“Our Symposium this year includes an exceptional group of featured speakers, including leaders in the design of green buildings and related technologies,” says Edward A. Bogucz, executive director of the Syracuse CoE. “Their presentations will provide practical information to local businesses that are entering this market and also help to inform our plans for the design of our new headquarters building.”Among the symposium presentations on Monday, Oct. 25:
- S. Richard Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council, will speak on “Building Green: Everyone Profits”;
- Stephen Selkowitz of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will discuss emerging technologies for high-performance buildings;
- Jim Cavanaugh of the Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority, will speak on Battery Park’s green building experience;
- Gregory Kats, principal of Capital E, will discuss the costs and financial benefits of green buildings;
- John Girman, center director for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Indoor Environments Division Center for Analysis and Studies, will discuss EPA program needs for indoor environmental research.
Monday’s events will conclude with a dinner and keynote address by Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor, who will speak on “University as Public Good: Opportunities for the Syracuse Center of Excellence.”
Presentations on Tuesday, Oct. 26 include:
- John Boecker, vice president and director of high performance green design for L. Robert Kimball and Associates, will present case studies on building high-performance green buildings on a budget.
- Robert Fox, partner of Cook+Fox Architects, will present a case study on One Bryant Park, a 50-story building currently under construction in midtown Manhattan.
- Steven Winter, founder of Steven Winter Associates, an architecture and engineering research and consulting firm, will discuss high performance residential buildings.
The Syracuse CoE, a federation of more than 30 businesses, organizations, and academic and research institutions, was established by Gov. George E. Pataki in June 2002. Within the CoE, the New York Indoor Environmental Quality (NYIEQ) Center leads commercialization and corporate programs; the Environmental Quality Systems (EQS) Strategically Targeted Academic Research (STAR) Center leads research and development projects.