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Chris Dorsi

Human Habitat: The Evolution of Efficiency

PRESENTED ON JAN 25, 2012
IN BOZEMAN @ VOL 2

Small changes in our lifestyle can have a rather large impact on energy consumption. To prove this point, Chris goes through the KWH usage in various countries, to illustrate our energy-heavy habits and raise awareness. (in English)

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Electric Racing

BY GODERT VAN HARDENBROEK
@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2013

Godert van Hardenbroek talks about Dian Racing, a student run group involved in the formula zero electric racing series. He explains some of the history behind alternative energy in cars, and how both he and his students have become involved in the formula zero series.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 3, 2013.

 

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The Making of an Energy-efficient Car

BY ESBEN HOLM
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 20, 2013

In the future there will be more of us and we will be driving more. The transportation industry is the biggest energy consumer. Esben Holm and his team work towards reducing this energy consumption by creating a very energy-efficient car.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls

BY NIKI SCHILLERSTROM
IN SIOUX FALLS

Niki Schillerstrom works with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls as the Community Relations Director. She talks about the goals of the organization as well as a current fundraiser in which local artists rallied together to turn old and un-used building materials, found at their Restore, into works of art. 

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Everyday Evolution

BY BILL CAMERON
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 27, 2013

Bill Cameron speaks about the human evolution. We're all familiar with a few facts concerning human evolution. But Bill Cameron takes us through an incredibly detailed and concise look at what exactly Charles Darwin crafted many years ago.

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Energy Saving Projects

BY ANDREAS DIERKING
IN FRANKFURT

Andreas Dierking talks about the multiple project he has worked on to improve the environment. He mainly works energy-efficient houses and buildings.

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Architecture: Elements of Beauty, Serenity, Joy

BY LINDA DADE
@ VOL 4 ON APR 22, 2015

Ian creates designs with the use of rammed earth and traditional materials to enhance a lush warmth to the building that his priveleged clients call home in an energy efficient environment.

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Downstream Strategies; Energy Sources in Maryland

BY EVAN HANSEN
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 27, 2015

Evan Hansen from the Mountain Maryland Advisory Committee, speaks on the energy resources we have here in Garrett County, Maryland. He discusses how things are and where the future of energy is headed and touches on options individuals and business owners have. 

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The Smarter Cities Partnership: Reimagining Knoxville’s Energy Future

BY ERIN GILL
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 12, 2015

Erin Gill focuses on Smarter Cities Partnership efforts to dramatically advance energy efficiency in Knoxville through community engagement, education, and weatherization. 

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How One Man on a 75-Pound Bicycle Took a City's Temperature

BY NICHOLAS RAJKOVICH
@ VOL 16 ON APR 14, 2016

"How do we start thinking about heat waves and why are heat waves so important?"

In How One Man on a 75-Pound Bicycle Took a City's Temperature from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, architect and University at Buffalo Professor, Nicholas B. Rajkovich describes the design of a bicycle-based weather station used to find the “hot spots” of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Every year in the United States, more people die from heat waves than any other type of natural disaster. Extreme heat events are expected to increase in the future due to climate change. Collecting a fine scale of microclimatic data can help to determine how physical characteristics contribute to human exposure to ground and air temperatures. These data also suggest how urban design strategies can reduce the impacts of the urban heat island effect. However, microclimate measurement poses substantial challenges. Rajkovich’s work investigates the intersection of energy efficient buildings, renewable energy, and climate change resilience.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016.