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

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

PR Newswire

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --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.

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"The Future of Energy" isan 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 discursivelyand 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

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

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Conference Keynote Addresses by Matthias Schuler and Jeffrey Sachs Wednesday,
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
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