Insights · October 13th, 2007

If you are in Washington DC this weekend, and the coming week, it looks like it would be interesting to visit the “Solar Decathlon” on the Capital Mall. Sponsored by BP, this is an opportunity to demonstrate and test various designs for solar in the home. Twenty university teams (MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, U.C. Santa Barbara and many more including international representation from Canada, Spain, Germany) are involved, selected by the Department of Energy. They are constructing homes on the mall, and then will be comparing their performance using a variety of measures in ten different contests. Construction began on Friday October 12, and the event continues through October 20, 2007. There will come a time when solar is a major part of the energy picture, and this is a nice chance to see it coming.

Environment & Energy
Nikolas Badminton – Chief Futurist

Nikolas Badminton

Nikolas is the Chief Futurist of the Futurist Think Tank. He is world-renowned futurist speaker, a Fellow of The RSA, and has worked with over 300 of the world’s most impactful companies to establish strategic foresight capabilities, identify trends shaping our world, help anticipate unforeseen risks, and design equitable futures for all. In his new book – ‘Facing Our Futures’ – he challenges short-term thinking and provides executives and organizations with the foundations for futures design and the tools to ignite curiosity, create a framework for futures exploration, and shift their mindset from what is to WHAT IF…

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