Event Details

Science at the Theater: The house of the future
Hosted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Event Type Other
Location Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Berkeley, CA
Description May 10 Science at the Theater: The house of the future Come see what it will take to create tomorrow's net-zero energy home as scientists reveal the secrets of cool roofs, smart windows, and computer-driven energy control systems. The net-zero energy home Scientists are working to make tomorrow's homes more than just energy efficient -- they want them to be zero energy. Iain Walker, a scientist in the Lab's Energy Performance of Buildings Group, will discuss what it takes to develop net-zero energy houses that generate as much energy as they use through highly aggressive energy efficiency and on-site renewable energy generation. Talking back to the grid Imagine programming your house to use less energy if the electricity grid is full or price are high. Mary Ann Piette, deputy director of Berkeley Lab's building technology department and director of the Lab's Demand Response Research Center, will discuss how new technologies are enabling buildings to listen to the grid and automatically change their thermostat settings or lighting loads, among other demands, in response to fluctuating electricity prices. The networked (and energy efficient) house In the future, your home's lights, climate control devices, computers, windows, and appliances could be controlled via a sophisticated digital network. If it's plugged in, it'll be connected. Bruce Nordman, an energy scientist in Berkeley Lab's Energy End-Use Forecasting group, will discuss how he and other scientists are working to ensure these networks help homeowners save energy. FREE ADMISSION | 7-9 p.m at Berkeley Repertory Theatre Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC)
Invited to Attend Teachers, Scientists, Volunteers, Students
Start Time 07:00 AM, May 10, 2010
End Time 09:00 AM, May 10, 2010