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Buildings of the Future Project Launched

November 2014

Webinar led by U.S. Department of Energy and PNNL kicks off 1-year effort to explore technology and demographic trends that could revolutionize the built environment across energy, water, environment, resilient design, health, security, and productivity.

What is a building? What if it could be more, and do more? What if buildings 100 years from now could solve our world’s toughest challenges? The launch of the Future Buildings project has us asking ourselves, and others, these visionary questions.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and PNNL are developing a vision for future buildings based on the collective views of thought leaders from industry and academia. From December 2014 to September 2015, the project will collect ideas from interviews, panel discussions, and workshops. Technology and demographic trends that could revolutionize the built environment across energy, water, environment, resilient design, health, security, and productivity will be explored. The study kicks off with a webinar on December 3, featuring a virtual panel discussion about the impact of building technology trends that will shape the built environment of the future. To participate in the webinar register here.

A clear, compelling vision of future buildings will inspire the development of new, high-impact technologies for the built environment while also advancing DOE program planning and strategies. To get involved, visit the Buildings of the Future or Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy website.


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