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NYU-Poly Celebrates “Climate Week NY°C” with a Panel Discussion, “New York City’s Built Environment: Opportunities, Incentives, and the Carbon Challenge,” Sept. 22

September 11, 2009
N-18, 2009-10

On the occasion of Climate Week NY°C, when New Yorkers from all walks of life will be discussing one of the most important issues of our age, NYU-Poly presents a panel discussion, “New York City’s Built Environment: Opportunities, Incentives, and the Carbon Challenge,” on Tuesday, September 22, 2009, at 6:00 p.m., at NYU-Poly’s Varick St. Incubator - 160 Varick St. 12th Floor, NYC. A networking reception will follow the discussion. The event is free and open to the public; please RSVP to Micah Kotch mkotch@poly.edu or 212.292.3114.

The panel discussion will bring together experts who are helping create a future that begins to improve the link between energy and environment for the well-being of New York.

Panelists include:

  • Mathis Wackernagel, executive director of Global Footprint Network, an international think tank working to assess sustainability through use of a resource accounting tool.
  • Imke Oster, vice president of New York City’s Economic Development Corporation, who will address existing city incentives and programs which are targeted at energy efficiency and innovations in the building sector.
  • Anthony Sblendorio, CEO of Ecological, LLC., which monitors, assesses and improves sustainability performance for real estate assets on a portfolio level.
  • Panel moderator: Kurt Becker, NYU-Poly’s associate provost for research and science.

The evening is hosted by Polytechnic Institute of New York University’s New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy (NYC ACRE). The NYC ACRE initiative is seeded by a grant from the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority. The Climate Group, dedicated to a low carbon, prosperous future, is collaborating with NYU-Poly on this effort.

For more details on Climate Week NY°C please visit www.climateweeknyc.org. For more information on climate change, the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, the UN framework, and the negotiation process, please visit the COP 15 website.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Polytechnic School of Engineering, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876

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