High-performance buildings will be focus of Nov. 2 meeting

October 23, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) and the Department of Architectural Engineering will hold a meeting on high-performance buildings in connection with IEE’s 2018 seed grant call. The event will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, in 211 Keller Building. Researchers who are interested in learning more about the topic and being part of interdisciplinary research teams are encouraged to attend.

Attendees are asked to register for the meeting at http://www.iee.psu.edu/high-performance-buildings

The recent announcement of the 2018 seed grant program focuses on energy and the environment. However, in addition to accepting proposals that demonstrate interdisciplinary innovations in all five of IEE’s research themes, three crosscutting topics were added to the call:

  • Food-energy water systems
  • High-performance buildings
  • Energy and environmental resilience

The meeting on Nov. 2 will focus on high-performance building systems, which are buildings capable of achieving net-zero carbon-based energy usage while increasing occupant performance and reducing health risks. 

A document describing this research agenda is available online for Penn State account holders at https://psu.box.com/s/gt3lfbn198fc11z61dlpre8f08ag4vv5

This year, the IEE seed grant program has at least $500,000 of funding available. Additionally, proposals that include innovative partnerships between Penn State colleges and campuses may be awarded up to $50,000, double the maximum of last year. The deadline for proposals is Nov. 7.

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Last Updated October 25, 2018