The Markle Foundation, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor New York, NY 10020
Nationwide, a growing contingent of building owners is embracing green design principles by opting to construct BIPV curtain walls or roofs. BCC Research reports that the BIPV glass sector “had a capacity of .2 megawatts in 2010 but is expected to increase at a 670% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to reach a capacity of 5,439 megawatts in 2015”, while Pike Research reported that the global BIPV market would "see strong growth in the coming years, with annual wholesale revenues rising from $744 million in 2010 to nearly $4 billion in 2016, under a base case scenario.” This trend is driven in part by increased efficiency and by the development of aesthetically pleasing solar shingles.
New York City is one of the epicenters of green architecture where alluring tax incentives and retrofit financing structures have met with nonpareil design brilliance. In this meeting, we examine avenues of collaboration between architectural, design and BIPV trades to harness the sun’s potential for building and development in such a highly urban setting.
Udi Paret, Pythagoras Solar, Vice President, Business Development and Marketing
Fiona Cousins, Arup, Principal
Gregory Kiss, Kiss + Cathcart, Co-Founder
Jose Alcala, RELAB, LLC, Principal Partner
Rob Watson, EcoTech International, Founding Chairman (Moderator)
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