Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® has partnered with Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) on an upcoming conference titled “The Future of Energy.” The conference will feature a range of experts who will address ideas about how best to address energy production and consumption issues for the future. The full-day conference is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, October 2, at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“The Future of Energy” is an interdisciplinary research program devoted to exploring key questions facing designers, developers and other professionals who are concerned with energy, efficiency and sustainability in the building industry, according to information from Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope.

Among those scheduled to speak is Matthias Schuler, an engineer and an adjunct professor of environmental technology at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the founder of Stuttgart, Germany-based Transsolar. Schuler works with well-known architects in high-profile projects to develop sustainable design strategies for buildings.

Economist Jeffrey Sachs, the director of The Earth Institute, a professor at Columbia University, special advisor to United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and an author of several books including The Price of Civilization, also will speak.

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