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Stevens hosts 'Green Building: The Bottom Line,' April 8
Date:4/6/2009

HOBOKEN, N.J. Industry leaders in sustainable building design and construction will share their experiences implementing green principles and practices at a panel discussion, "Green Building: The Bottom Line," at Stevens Institute of Technology on April 8.

The use of environmentally friendly construction materials, devices that lower water and energy consumption, low-impact sewage systems and strategies to reduce a development's impact on the surrounding neighborhood are some of the topics that will be addressed at the session, from 3:00 6:00 p.m., in Room 122 of the Babbio Center. Presentations by five panelists, including slides of projects in the New York-New Jersey region, will be followed by a discussion period. Registration will take place between 2:00 3:00 p.m. in the Atrium, where refreshments will be served.

Speakers:

George Aridas is an executive with the Albanese Organization, developer of the Solaire and the Verdesian, apartment buildings in Battery Park City that were the first residential towers in the country to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certifications of gold and platinum, respectively, from the US Green Building Council. Both buildings include HVAC systems that condition and filter fresh air to every unit, an onsite water recycling plant that reduces the use of potable water by 50 percent, and photovoltaic cells integrated into the buildings. Aridas has served on the Sustainable Development Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York.

Michael McDonough is an architect, industrial designer and author who designed and built the widely cited e-House, a design and building science laboratory that integrates advanced building products and systems with traditional materials and techniques. The e-House is a test site for an award-winning zero-energy/zero-carbon-contributing air conditioning system McDonough developed with the New York State Energy Research and Development Aut
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Contact: Stephanie Mannino
smannino@stevens.edu
201-216-5602
Stevens Institute of Technology
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