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2010 - Scheduled Presentations & Appearances by Steven Strong

  • February 22-24, 2010
    National Roofing Contractors’ Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA,
    Steven Strong presents a keynote speech.

  • March 9, 2010
    NESEA Building Energy 2010
    Steven Strong presents a full-day workshop: Toward Zero Energy & Beyond: Wind and Solar-Powered Buildings, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Tuesday, March 9, 2009.

    Building Energy 2010, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, USA

    This highly visual presentation explores the design and integration of solar electricity (photovoltaics or PV), solar thermal, and wind energy systems in residential, commercial and institutional buildings. The best of built examples from Europe, Japan and the US will illustrate innovative design where solar electric elements displace conventional building materials to become an integral part of the architecture. Case studies of zero-energy buildings powered by solar and wind energy are featured.
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  • May 17-22, 2010
    American Solar Energy Society Annual Conference
    Steven Strong presents a day-long workshop with Paul Maycock: Photovoltaic Markets, Technology, Cost, Performance with Emphasis on Building Integrated PV, 8:30 AM-5:30 PM, Tuesday, Saturday, May 22, 2010.

    Phoenix, Arizona, USA

    This comprehensive course will provide historical perspective; present status and forecast the future for: cell technology, performance, manufacturing cost; balance of systems performance and cost, systems design (stand alone to grid connected) with emphasis on the details of Building Integrated PV Systems; a detailed analysis of the world PV market including studies of Japan, Spain, the United States and Germany; and market forecast to 2015. Manufacturing cost for all options will be developed- all crystal silicon options, amorphous silicon (on glass and flexible), cadmium telluride, copper indium diselenide (on glass and flexible). Cost and efficiency for all options will be forecast to 2015.
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Past Presentations and Appearances by Steven Strong:


  • The Jerusalem Seminar in Architecture, Israel, January 25-27, 2009 Steven Strong participated as a speaker at the 2009 conference: "Green Design - from Theory to Practice".
  • Annual Design and Technology Conference: American Institute of Architects / Miami, FL, February 10, 2009
  • Guest Lecture: Conway School of Landscape Architecture, Conway, MA, March 9, 2009
  • Annual Building Energy Conference: Day-long Workshop, Boston, MA, March 10, 2009
  • Day-long workshop: Solar & Wind Power for Buildings: Toward Carbon-neutral Green Design with Renewable Energy, Milwaukee, WI March 13, 2009
  • Guest Lecture: Boston Society of Architects “Residential Design and Construction Conference”, Boston, MA, April 1, 2009
  • Conference on Building-integrated Photovoltacs: 1/2-day workshop, San Diego, CA April 6-8, 2009
  • Guest Lecture: University of Southern California School of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA , April 15, 2009
  • GSA Annual National Capital Construction Conference: Keynote of Renewable Energy, San Francisco, CA, April 13-16, 2009
  • National Conference of the American Institute of Architects: 1/2-day workshop on “Solar and Wind Power for Buildings”, San Francisco, CA, April 29 – May 2, 2009
  • Guest lecture: Greening Higher Education: New England Board of Higher Education annual conference, Boston, MA , May 4, 2009
  • American Solar Energy Society Annual Conference, Day-long workshop, Buffalo, NY, May 11-13, 2009
  • Guest Instructor: Harvard Graduate School of Design, Renewable Energy and Green Design, Cambridge, MA July 31, 2009
  • Keynote address: Toward Zero Net Energy and Beyond: Solar and Wind Power for Buildings, AIA Connecticut Annual Conference, October 6, 2009
  • Guest Lecture: Build Boston / Boston Society of Architects / November 18-20, 2009
  • Guest Lecture: Pacific Energy Center, San Francisco, CA, December 3, 2009

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