Penn Science Café: The Architecture of Sustainability
3205 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Join us for an engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following the talk.
With a summer marked by record-setting weather events around the globe, focus on the critical importance of sustainability is greater than ever.
At Penn, labs are critical to house research into the sustainable energy solutions we need. At the same time, scientific labs have traditionally had big carbon footprints. Penn’s new Vagelos Laboratory for Energy Science and Technology, now under construction, has incorporated sustainability into its design as well as its mission, decreasing its carbon footprint by 80 percent.
This special Climate Week Science Café event will feature Karen Goldberg, Vagelos Professor of Energy Research; University Architect Mark Kocent; and Michelle Lee, Project Architect from Behnisch Architekten, discussing how Penn has addressed the challenge of constructing a state-of-the-art research facility that puts the purpose of the building—advancing sustainability—at the heart of its design.
Mark Trodden, Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences and Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics
Karen Goldberg, Vagelos Professor of Energy Research and Director of the Vagelos Institute of Energy Science and Technology
Mark Kocent, University Architect
Michelle Lee, Project Architect, Behnisch Architekten
The Penn Science Café is generously funded by the Adolf and Felicia Leon Fund., which supports Penn Arts & Sciences programming and lecture series.