Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® Partners with Columbia University to Present "The Future of Energy"

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® Partners with Columbia University to Present "The 
Future of Energy" 
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope(®) 
has partnered with Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, 
Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) on "The Future of Energy," bringing together 
world-renowned experts to exchange ideas on how best to address energy 
production and consumption issues for the future. This full-day conference is 
open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at The 
Museum of Modern Art in New York City from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
"The Future of Energy" is an interdisciplinary research program devoted to 
exploring key questions facing designers, developers and other professionals 
who are concerned with energy, efficiency and sustainability in the building 
industry. This collaborative effort between Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® and 
GSAPP resists focusing on specific technologies or prospective energy sources. 
Instead, it examines energy both discursively and thematically, addressing 
such issues as how problems of the future of energy are framed and how these 
problems are conceived and discussed. 
Along with a distinguished panel of leaders in the fields of architecture, 
engineering and construction, keynote speakers include two of the preeminent 
minds in energy today.  Matthias Schuler is an engineer, an Adjunct Professor 
of Environmental Technology at Harvard GSD and the founder of Stuttgart, 
Germany-based Transsolar. Schuler works with well-known architects in 
high-profile projects to develop sustainable design strategies for buildings.  
Economist Jeffrey Sachs is the director of The Earth Institute, a professor at 
Columbia University, Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban 
Ki-moon, and author of several books including The Price of Civilization. 
To learn more about "The Future of Energy," go to 
http://events.gsapp.org/event/auditor-the-future-of-energy. More information 
about GSAPP can be found at www.arch.columbia.edu/ or by contacting:  Gavin 
Browning, Director of Events and Public Programs  Graduate School of 
Architecture, Planning and Preservation Columbia University, New York, USA T: 
212-854-9248 Gdb2106@columbia.edu 
About Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope(®) – To architects, building developers 
and owners, contractors, and the entire commercial glazing community, we are 
the leading supplier of products specified to close the building envelope. 
They include: custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural 
windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights and architectural glass. For 
more information, visit the website at www.oldcastlebe.com. 
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope(®) is a subsidiary of CRH plc, one of the world's 
top five building products companies. 
For More Information, Contact:  Susan Trimble: Vice President, Marketing & 
Communications  Email: strimble@oldcastlebe.com; Telephone: (310) 264-4700 
Video with caption: "Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® Sponsors The Future of 
Energy Conference Keynote Addresses by Matthias Schuler and Jeffrey 
SachsWednesday, October 2, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. THE MUSEUM OF MODERN 
ART Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2 11 West 53rd Street New York, New York An 
event organized by COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Graduate School of Architecture, 
Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) arch.columbia.edu." Video available at: 
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