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The Open Window: Getting To Energy Efficiency In Exisitng Buildings

Saturday, Aug 4, 2007

Join Michael Bobker (CUNY Building Performance Lab) and learn how to shut the window on global warming. Today, NYC's building sector offers cost-effective opportunities for slashing carbon emissions and energy efficiency investors are lining up. But our habit of opening windows in winter and wearing office sweaters in summer undermines the performance of even the best new energy efficiency systems. Capital investments that overlook this bad habit run the risk of producing just so much hot air.

Sponsor: CUNY Climate Change Lecture Series

Location: Governor's Island, Building 125, Pershing Hall

Date: Saturday, August 4, 2007, 12:30 pm

Directions: The ferry to Governor's Island leaves from Battery Maritime Building, Slip 7, directly east of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal A. The Island is open every Saturday and Sunday for the summer, with free ferry service starting at 10 am.

The CUNY lecture series is located in Pershing Hall in Building 125. It's a two minute walk from the ferry terminal. Follow the signs. A related climate change exhibition will be held in Building 110 on Governor's Island

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