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Oppositions: Glass vs. Mass

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

USGBC New York launches a new educational series designed to engage thoughtful voices in the green building movement on the most current and controversial subjects of the day. Listen in and speak up.

The green building movement is moving forward with enormous speed; whether it is the rapidly changing policy terrain or the many new technologies that reach market every quarter. The Oppositions series is aimed directly at exposing subjects that require a deeper discussion to be fully understood, and dissecting performance expectations that are not bolstered by serious research.

Many high profile green projects feature all-glass skins. The public has begun to see these buildings as icons of sustainable architecture but the energy performance of glass skins is in direct conflict with a cornerstone of the green building movement: energy efficiency.

Opposing schools of thought have developed around this issue. One school advocates for the improvement of glass technology to maximize energy performance while retaining the availability of daylight and exterior views permitted in majority glass buildings, the other is concerned with the performance limitations inherent in glass facades.

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 5:30-7:30 (reception 5:30-6:00)

Location: Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, Auditorium

Moderator:
Charles Linn, Deputy Editor, Architectural Record

Pro Glass:
J. Christopher Daly, Founder and President, The Sheldrake Organization
Werner Sobek, Founder, Werner Sobek Design & Engineering
Robert Whitlock, Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Pro Mass:
Stephen Cassell, Principal, Architectural Research Office
Anthony Malkin, President, W&M Properties
Scott Frank, Partner, Jaros, Baum & Bolles


RSVP: USGBC-NY General Admission $25, USGBC members $20.

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