People to Buildings: Don’t Waste Your Energy
Almost 40 percent of the energy consumed in the United States is used by buildings, a fact that inspired the Center for Architecture’s fall exhibition, “Buildings = Energy,” a walk through the various ways designers, planners, and engineers can reduce energy consumption through smart design. In that vein, the center will also present a mini-exhibition called “Smarter Living—The 2,000-Watt Society,” sponsored by ThinkSwiss, about the city of Zurich’s attempt to shrink its per-capita energy use from 6,500 watts to 2,000 by 2150. Both are on view at the Center’s La Guardia Place headquarters, so save your own energy and check them out together (536 La Guardia Pl., nr. Great Jones St.; “Buildings = Energy,” 10/1–1/21; “Smarter Living, 10/1–10/31”; M-F 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sa 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; 212-683-0023
A rendering of One Building=Many Choices, designed by Perkins+Will for the “Buildings = Energy” exhibition. (Photo: Perkins+Will )
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