WNYSEA Hosts UB Solar Decathlon Presentation

UB Solar Decathlon Entry -GRoW House photo courtesy of University of BuffaloWNYSEA Hosts UB Solar Decathlon Presentation
Monday, April 7th at 7pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center
341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 854-1694
Free and Open to the Public!

Please save the date and attend the WNY Sustainable Energy Association’s Reitan Speaker Series at Hallwalls for a night of innovation and Green Building design. UB Professor of Architecture Martha Bohm, UB Clinical Assistant Professor of Architecture Brad Wales, along with their graduate students will unveil the renderings of GRoW House. This is a first time entry for the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning in the US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon bi-annual competition that will be held in Irvine, California in 2015. The UB Solar Decathlon design entry incorporates the latest green design technology and renewable energy implementation that will enable the inhabitants to Grow, Relax and Work; GRow House! Join the WNY Sustainable Energy Association for this informative and exciting presentation at Hallwalls!

Photos Courtesy of University at Buffalo Brad Wales

Photos Courtesy of University at Buffalo Brad Wales


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  1. There will be a panel discussion on “Ending Coal Burning in Western New York” at 7:30 p.m., Monday, November 12th, Daemen College, 4380 Main Street, Amherst, Room 336, Duns Scotus Hall. It is free and open to the public. The panelist include: Penny Messinger, Ph.D., Associate Professor, History and Government Department, Daemen College; Rebecca Newberry, Program Coordinator, Clean Air Coalition
    of WNY (www.cacwny.org); Kenzie Reynen, Global and Local Sustainability Major, Daemen College; Jennifer Tuttle, Organizer, Sierra Club New York Beyond Coal Campaign (www.beyondcoal.org).

    The moderator is Walter Simpson (www.energyreallymatters.com) who will begin the session with a presentation on how activists helped prevent the construction of a new coal plant in Jamestown, NY. The discussion will then turn to the fate of Western New York’s four existing coal plants.

    Mining coal destroys mountain tops in Appalachia and burning coal releases acid rain and lung cancer and asthma-causing emissions. In addition, burning coal produces more greenhouse gas emissions per unit of energy than any other fossil fuel. While only 10% of New York’s electricity generation is the result of burning coal, this is responsible for 41% of our state’s greenhouse emissions from power generation. Most of New York’s coal-burning power plant capacity is located right here in Western New York and all four of these plants are on the brink of closing. Should we hasten their closure? Are there clean energy sources that could replace the power these plants produce? Can we transition away from coal in a manner that respects the communities and employees dependent on these plants?

    This panel discussion is presented as part of the Alternative & Renewable Energy Issues course in Daemen’s Global & Sustainability program. For information on this exciting new major and minor, visit http://www.daemen.edu/sustainability. For more information about the panel discussion, wsimpson@daemen.edu or 839-0062.

    NOTE: The last panel discussion in this series will be “Accelerating the Implementation of Renewable Energy” at 7:30 p.m., Monday, November 26th at Daemen College, Room 336 Duns Scotus Hall, featuring a presentation by Bill Nowak on theFeed-in Tariff/CLEAN Energy Proposal.

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