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Architecture and Engineering for the Environment: Utilizing Green Materials

Utilizing "green," or ecologically sound, materials was the focus of a recent breakfast forum hosted by Columbia University's Science and Technology Ventures. The gathering focused on issues ranging from the strength and aesthetics of green building materials to economic incentives for "building green." More than 125 people, representing city government, academia, architecture and manufacturing, attended the May 6 event. Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, who delivered the opening remarks, called green materials "a proper industrial ecology and energy system that makes sense for the 21st century in view of the climate risks that are pressing upon us."
Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Welcoming Remarks

Real Video (6:25)
Irwin Lefkowitz

Irwin Lefkowitz, Columbia University Architect


Real Video (1:49)
Randolph R.Croxton

Randolph R. Croxton, FAIA, Founder, Croxton Collaborative Architects, P.C.

Green Architecture: Market Transitions and Basic Decision-Making

Real Video (18:20)
Introduction Irwin Lefkowitz Real Video (:54)
Terri Lee-Burger

Terri Lee-Burger, RLA, ASLA, Partner, Abel Bainnson Butz, LLP

Landscape Architecture: Queens West Project; Factors Driving Choice of Green Materials

Real Video (17:19)
Introduction Irwin Lefkowitz Real Video (1:21)
Rob Watson

Rob Watson, Senior Scientist, National Resources Defense Council

Economic Incentives for Building Green: Tax Credits, Expediting Permits and Other Incentives

Real Video (10:24)
Introduction Irwin Lefkowitz Real Video (0:50)
Christian Meyer

Christian Meyer, Professor of Civil Engineering, Columbia University

Green Materials Innovation at Columbia University : Bringing Strength, Durability and Aesthetics to Glass Concrete and Other Green Material

Real Video (14:02)
Speakers' Panel Real Video (19:32)

Production Number: 295
Shot: May 6, 2004
Published: Jun 17, 2004
Last modified:Oct 21, 2004