Architects Address Sustainable Technology

October 9, 2003 [] In New York, a City University of New York (CUNY) Continuing Education & Public Program at The Graduate Center, in New York City, will feature a workshop to address issues pertaining to high-performance architecture, including the integration of photovoltaics (PVs) and other sustainable technologies in the construction of zero-impact buildings. Talks will emphasize custom solutions for high quality design, considering projects ranging in size from small houses to skyscrapers. A planning and design exercise will tie together technical and aesthetic issues. Founding partner of Kiss + Cathcart, Architects, Gregory Kiss, will conduct the workshop. Kiss has been actively involved in solar energy technologies and environmentally responsible architecture for over 20 years, will conduct the workshop. Kiss is a consultant and a lead designer in numerous PV-powered building projects in the US and Europe. Kiss is also President of Native American Photovoltaics (NAPV), a nonprofit venture on the Navajo reservation in Arizona. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The price of US$175 (includes lunch); $50 students; 5 1/2 American Institute of Architects (AIA) credit hours will be awarded.
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