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Sustainability Education Committee

  • COST

    Free and open to the public

  • TYPE

    Knowledge Community



Energy, Climate Change and Designing for Quality of Life

Peter Papesch AIA, will give a whirlwind tour of how architects (and others) fit into the swirl of systems within systems within systems that constitute reality. The presentation will mix philosophical concepts with data about the state of advances in making the all-electric future a nonpolluting reality. Micro-Grids; Blockchains; Smart Grids; Rifkin’s Third Industrial Revolution; Net Zero; Health; Sun, Wind & Light; Quality of Life - all have become program components as we engage in climate change mitigation. The components we can’t control may still be influenced by our designs, which means that we feel powerless only to the extent that we choose. Conversely, if we view these disparate program components through the lens of degree of influence that we have, we will find the satisfaction that what we design actually matters.

Co-sponsored with BSA-COTE

For those who qualify, 1.5 LUs are available.

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