On Oct. 25, 2017, SPDC and the College of Engineering hosted the 2017 Innovation Seminar on Smart Buildings at Michigan State University.
December 1, 2017
On Oct. 25, 2017, the School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC) and the College of Engineering hosted the 2017 Innovation Seminar on Smart Buildings at Michigan State University.
This prestigious event, organized by the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, offered an opportunity for trans-Atlantic knowledge exchange, as well as an opportunity for students and faculty to build networks by meeting leading global industry players.
The featured expert speaker was Enrica Oliva, partner and COO, and director of Structures Group, at Werner Sobek New York. She presented on “The Electric City,” which focused on the future of cities; their construction and buildings using the Triple Zero Principle (clean energy, zero emissions and zero waste). She discussed the innovative House B10, which produces enough energy that it can stay off the grid.
Other companies that presented included:
Following the presentations, the audience had a chance to meet with the speakers during an informal networking reception.