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11:30 AM, Hot Topics, Superhero Buildings: Our Secret Weapon to Save the Planet

When:
Wednesday, August 9, 2023, 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM
Where:
Winter Park Events Center
Winter Park Events Center
1050 W Morse Blvd
Winter Park, FL  32789

(407) 599-3571
Additional Info:
Category:
Hot Topics Luncheons
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Buildings account for 40%+ of energy use in Florida.  It is imperative that the energy use of these buildings be significantly reduced as part of the strategy to achieve a healthy planet.

The panel discussion will probe how the energy efficiency of new construction and existing buildings can be dramatically improved and then combined with renewable energy to drastically reduce energy use.  How do the costs for zero energy and low energy use buildings compare to conventional buildings?   Who needs to be involved to make in this transformation in the built environment a reality?

Panelists:
Lisa Pearcy, CEO, 15 Lightyears
Ashley von Stone, City of Orlando Sustainability Project Manager
Philip Fairey, Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), UCF
Philip Donovan, Little Architects; designed the sole FL Green Public school in Osceola County


Join us for HT Overtime immediately following our luncheon. We’ll convene next door in the Library 1:10-1:45. Bring your questions, comments, solutions.




To the Rescue! How Superhero Buildings Can Save the Planet
League of Women Voters of Orange County ”Hot Topics” Luncheon Series

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 27, 2023) — The League of Women Voters of Orange County, Florida, one of the nation’s largest League chapters, continues its premiere “Hot Topics” series on August 9, 2023, with “Superhero Buildings: Our Secret Weapon to Save the Planet” at 11:30 am at the Winter Park Events Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd. in Winter Park.
The moderator is George Waldenberger, WFTV meteorologist.
Panelists include:
Ashley Van Stone, Sustainability Manager, City of Orlando,
Philip Fairey, Deputy Director, Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), UCF;
Lisa Pearcy, CEO, 15 Lightyears,
and Philip Donovan, Little Architects, who designed the first Florida zero energy public school in Osceola County.
Buildings use 75 percent of electricity generated and account for 40 percent of emissions.
Drastically reducing the energy use of buildings is a vital part of the strategy to achieve a healthy planet. The panel discussion will probe how the energy use of new construction and existing buildings can be reduced significantly and combined with renewable energy to produce zero-energy buildings.
Join us as we discuss:
● How do superhero buildings (zero-energy buildings) differ from conventional buildings in the design and construction phase?
● How do zero-energy buildings benefit their owners, occupants and communities?
● Do zero-energy buildings bring challenges and risks? If so, how are they being addressed?

Doors open at 11 a.m.; program at 11:30 a.m. “Hot Topics” is streamed on the League’s Facebook Live and is available on the League’s YouTube channel.
Climate First Bank https://www.climatefirstbank.com/ is a Platinum sponsor for the 2023 “Hot Topics” luncheons.

The League of Women Voters of Orange County, Florida, is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.


Because our Hot Topics events are well attended, please make note of parking options. A free parking garage is available to the immediate west of the library and events center. Also visit this link for maps of available self-parking lots:

https://cityofwinterpark.org/docs/departments/parks-recreation/events-center/events-center-parking-map.pdf?ver=1682448447349