John Clinton, Associate Professor and Director of Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM), Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy willmoderate a panel, Milano School and the Solar Decathlon: Beyond the Competition.,
Professor Clinton will be accompanied by Blaise Rastello, director, and Kevin McQueen, assistant director of the Community Development Finance Lab; Nonprofit Management student Jennifer Terry; EPSM part-time faculty John Stinar and EPSM students Gal Gabriel and Heather Zanoni. Panelists willdiscuss on The New School’s collaborative participation in Solar Decathlon, an award-winning program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that challenges collegiate teams to design, construct, and operate solar-powered houses.
The interdisciplinary team, comprised of students from Parsons The New School for Design, Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, and the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, designed Empowerhouse,, a model of sustainable housing mindful of the financial realities experienced by low income families. It now serves as a model of sustainable housing for Habitat for Humanity in Washington, DC.
Empowerhouse won first place in the Affordability Contest, successfully demonstrating the potential to achieve large-scale ‘affordable sustainability’ in the housing sector. Empowerhouse demonstrates the practical impact of New School students’ work in the real world.
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