Toward Energy-Efficient Sustainable Buildings: Walking the Talk on Campus

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Toward Energy-Efficient Sustainable Buildings

Event Description - Toward Energy-Efficient Sustainable Buildings

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Toward Energy-Efficient Sustainable Buildings

Research Underway at MIT 'Walking the Talk' on Campus

  Leon R. Glicksman
  MIT Building Technology Program
  March 25th
  Architecture Design Museum 
  6032 Wilshire Boulevard, LA
  6:30-8:00   Dryland Design museum exhibition
  Socializing and networking
  Hors d'oeuvres and drinks
  Beer and wine will be available for purchase
  8:00-9:00   Presentation
  9:00-9:30   Discussion
  Final comments
  $30   MIT CSC Members
  $40   General Public and Non-member MIT Alumni 
Leon Glicksman, Professor of Building Technology and Mechanical Engineering at MIT, founded the Building Technology Program in the Department of Architecture and has served as its head for 22 years. Research in the program is directed at improving sustainable buildings and communities worldwide. Highlights of these projects include advanced insulations, means to dramatically reduce energy consumption for cooling and lighting, community level energy flows, and new design tools.

Professor Glicksman is a member of the MIT Energy Council and co-chair of the campus-wide Energy Initiative. As part of the MIT Energy Initiative he has worked to improve the MIT campus, with new projects and building upgrades employing advanced technologies and techniques, providing students the opportunity to use the campus as a living laboratory. Guidelines for sustainable buildings for the MIT campus are being defined.

Earlier in his career, Professor Glicksman did basic studies to improve thermal insulation for buildings after CFCs were removed from insulation. He has directed several experimental studies of ventilation flows in buildings that form the basis for a book on design guidelines for displacement ventilation. Currently, he is leading efforts to develop energy-efficient, sustainable building technologies and compatible designs. This work includes research on natural ventilation of buildings, building designs to reduce energy use, advanced aerogel insulation systems, and integration of energy-efficient measures with indoor air quality considerations. He is a member of the team that recently was awarded the program for the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center in Buildings and with his students he is working with a Japanese developer to design naturally ventilated office buildings in central Tokyo. Additionally, Professor Glicksman and coworkers are developing a web site for advanced building designs that can be easily used by architects and developers in the early stages of design.

The author of more than two hundred articles published in refereed journals or proceedings and two books, Professor Glicksman is a fellow of ASHRAE and ASME. He was awarded the Melville Medal from the ASME and The ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award. He received his BS and PhD from MIT.

The Energy and Sustainability Committee of the MIT Club of Southern California seeks to unite the MIT alumni and their guests for activities surrounding education, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility on the subjects of energy and sustainability. This event was made possible with the support of the MITEI on the Road Program.

MIT Club of Southern California is a volunteer organization run by and for the alumni of Massachusetts Institute of Technology living and working in Southern California. The Club's mission is to leverage the MIT connection to enrich the lives of alumni and the broader communities they are a part of. The Club also acts as a communications link between alumni and the Institute. The Club cooperates with MIT in recruiting students and promoting the Institute's reputation.

Contact Information
Primary Contact
Michael Hamilton
 Secondary Contact
Brent Ridley
Date & Location
Date: 3/25/2012
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Architecture+Design Museum
Architecture+Design Museum
6032 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Venue Phone: 323-936-7448

Free Sunday street parking and pay lots available near venue. Venue is across Wilshire from LACMA.