When: Friday., April 29, 12-1 p.m., Philly Tech Week
Where: WHYY, 150 North 6th Street (6th and Race), Old City
Price: FREE, with reservation (bring your own lunch)
Reserve your FREE spot at the unveiling
For Arbor Day, on Friday, April 29, four of Philadelphia’s biggest, most promising environmentally-themed innovations are taking the lunchtime stage at WHYY, the official headquarters of PTW, for the Green Tech Showcase and brown bag lunch — highlighted by CityPaper.
(1) Christine Knapp, formerly of PennFuture, will discuss the Navy Yard-located Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster for Energy Efficient Buildings, one of three Energy Innovation Hubs the U.S. Dept of Energy has funded throughout the United States with goals of improved energy efficiency and operability, reduced carbon emission, stimulation of private investment and quality job creation.
(2) The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and Azavea will unveil PhillyTreeMap.org, a website that enables organizations and the public to collaboratively build and map an inventory of the Philadelphia urban forest.
(3) Mark Group has developed a proprietary technology that marries high speed thermal imaging with satellites. The result is a mobilized vehicle that can capture a thermal image of a home’s exterior (illustrating the energy loss of the home from the exterior) at the rate of 1,000 homes per hour. Check out our recent coverage here.
(4) Micah Gold-Markel, the CEO of Solar States, will discuss the technology behind and immediate lessons from the company’s first major commercial installation on top of the Crane Arts Building in Kensington.