July 12, 2007


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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University and the Bucknell College of Engineering will host the seminar, "Sustainability in Building Design, Construction and Operation," Wednesday, July 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Terrace Room of the Elaine Langone Center.

The cost of the day-long program, which includes breakfast and lunch, is $15. Registration is required by calling 577-1249, email sbdc@bucknell.edu or online at http://www.bucknell.edu/script/sbdc/register.asp

The morning session will include presentations on topics related to sustainability and vendor exhibits of building technologies useful in sustainable building design, construction and operation as well as a student presentation on the Solar Decathlon at Penn State.

Speakers include Bucknell engineering professors Maurice Aburdene, Stephen Buonopane, Thomas Rich and Peter Stryker, and architects Dorothy Gerring and Ted Strosser.

Other speakers are Andy Lau, Center for Sustainability at Penn State, who will discuss making the best use of energy modeling in designing high performance green buildings, and Pam Denlinger, Solair Energy Inc., who will give an introduction to renewable energy systems and improving thermal integrity of buildings.

Afternoon events include the panel discussion, "Issues and Perspectives on Sustainability," with Don Stringfellow, PPL; Stacy Richards, SEDA-COG; Shaun Pardi, Envinity, Inc.; and Steve Stamos, Bucknell; and an open forum soliciting ideas for an experimental "test-bed" at Bucknell for evaluation of sustainable building technologies and practices.

For more information, call 577-1249 or see http://www.bucknell.edu/SBDC.xml

Posted July 12, 2007

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