EarthTalks series examines design of buildings, cities to avoid global hothouse

March 16, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Buildings and cities account for nearly 40% of all global greenhouse gas emissions. Lisa Iulo, associate professor of architecture and director of the Hamer Center for Community Design at Penn State, will discuss strategies for designing the built environment across scales and systems to avoid a global hothouse at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 22. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be broadcast via Zoom.

Iulo is a registered architect, professional planner and LEED-accredited professional. Her research focuses on residential green building practices and affordable housing, energy efficiency and strategies for implementing renewable energy at the building and community scales. She was co-recipient of two U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory Solar Decathlon grants to design, build and operate a solar-powered home on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Iulo also co-advised Penn State’s 2007 MorningStar team, which received several recognitions for its design of highly efficient, zero-energy home models.

Iulo’s talk is part of the spring 2021 EarthTalks series, “Energy and climate policy: How to avoid a global hothouse.” The series focuses on policies and technology that could help slow down global warming and addresses topics such as carbon taxes, renewable energy subsidies and the feasibility of carbon sequestration. For more information about the spring 2021 series, visit the EarthTalks website.

Last Updated March 16, 2021