Energy and the Environment
One central mission of the Building Technologies Program is to reduce the negative impact of the built environment on the natural environment and to promote buildings that contribute to human well-being. By creating more energy efficient, sustainable and healthy buildings we can simultaneously reduce our CO2 output and improve human quality of life.
C02 Cap and Trade--The Importance of Energy Efficiency to CO2 Reduction. John Millhone's presentation at the Architectural Engineering Insitute's annual conference on the importance of energy efficiency to carbon dioxide reduction.
SIPs, Energy Efficient Buildings and US Challenges in Energy and Climate Change. Henry Kelly's presentation at the 2008 SIPA Annual Conference, discussing the need to utilize advanced building technologies, and SIPs in particular, in order to meet the challenge of supplying a growing population and a growing economy while avoiding the hazards of climate change.