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    Thursday, June 20, 2013 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society: Evolution of Rolling Vehicles

    Speakers: Joel Kirman, MChE and Hugh L. Evans, PhD

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

    Implications of A Data-Driven Built Environment

    Organizers: Chris Garvin (Terrapin Bright Green), Michel Wahome (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    Our intent is to look at the potential data pool for the entire real estate industry and draw out the value between data sets and determine what data we should be collecting in order achieve sustainability and market transformation goals.

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Power of the Sea: An Evening with Bruce Parker

    Speaker: Bruce Parker

    Every time we turn on the news it seems like the earth is on the attack—tsunamis, storm surges, and El Niño feel like connected threats. Join Bruce Parker as he tells the story of scientists' efforts to protect humanity from the waters that surround us.

    Thursday, February 16, 2012 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Finding the Needle in the Data Haystack: The Implications of a Data-Driven Built Environment

    Speakers: Chris Garvin (Terrapin Bright Green), Cliff Majersik (Institute for Market Transformation), and Chris Pyke (USGBC)

    There is an increasing focus on policy, standards, and interoperability of building data. Without the proper tools, the virtual tsunami of building data can overwhelm potential users. This event draws out the market transformation opportunities.

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Smart Growth Around Transportation Hubs

    Panelists: Gerry Bogacz (New York Metropolitan Transportation Council), Peter B. Fleischer (Empire State Future)

    What are the implications of legislation for smart growth and how do multiple layers of government coordinate investment and growth decisions to efficiently use existing transportation facilities?

    Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Measuring Energy Efficiencies in Buildings: Connecting Goals with Metrics

    Speakers: Victoria Anstead (Tactical Aesthetics), Hywel Davies (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers), Chris Garvin (Terrapin Bright Green) and David Hsu (University of Pennsylvania)

    This discussion will revolve around the opportunities and challenges of communicating energy-related issues, changing behavior ;and monitoring and measuring efficiency gains.

    Thursday, March 24, 2011 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Achieving Urban Infrastructure Efficiencies Through Building Networks

    Speakers: Wes Frye (Cisco Systems), Charlotte Matthews (Related), and Nicholas You (WBCSD Urban Infrastructure Initiative)

    In order realize the full urban potential for deep energy reductions, we need to look at networks of buildings in the urban landscape, as opposed to a collection of individual buildings. This seminar will help us begin to think in these terms.

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Educators Tour of the 2nd Ave Subway Line

    The Second Avenue Subway is just one of the major infrastructure projects overseen by the construction firm SKANSKA. Educators can get an inside tour (literally) of the site and learn about how engineers plan such complex projects.


    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Educators Tour of the WTC Transit Hub

    Teachers have the opportunity to tour the World Trade Center Transit Hub with SKANSKA. The tour will provide an overview and history of the site and discuss the large-scale challenges that the engineers face.


    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Net Zero Energy Buildings: Moving from Demonstration Projects to the Mainstream

    Organizers: Chris Garvin (Terrapin Bright Green) and Catherine Pfeiffenberger (Skanska)

    This event will present projects that are achieving new levels of sustainability in a challenging marketplace and provide expert insights into metrics, best practices, trends, and prospects in the low energy/net zero energy building realm.