Air Conditioning Systems: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – August 17, 2005

August 17, 2005

So, you are breezing through the hot New York summer in air conditioned spaces. But, at what cost? Have you been overpaying for electricity because of inefficient AC equipment? Is your AC inadequate for the
size, layout, and configuration of your home or office? How can filters negatively impact indoor air quality? Come learn the pros and cons of different types of cooling systems with regard to feasibility, health and energy consumption with speakers Henry Gifford and Chris Benedict.

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Location: Kimball Hall Lounge,NYU. — 246 Greene Street

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SPEAKER BIOS


Henry Gifford is the president of Gifford Fuel Saving, Inc. His plain-spoken expertise based on both a white collar and blue collar understanding of mechanical systems, including boiler, steam, and
hydronic heating systems, water pressure boosting systems, ventilation systems and any other system that is part of a building’s energy bill is the result
of a career devoted to diagnosing and fixing dysfunctional, wasteful systems in apartment houses in New York City, and designing new systems to avoid
performance problems and energy waste.

Chris Benedict is an architect in New York City. Her firm, Chris Benedict, R.A. specializes in the design of energy efficient, durable, healthy
housing projects that are built for the same price as typical construction. She was the Architect for the first energy efficient gut rehab project in New York City in 1997. The project was awarded Environmental Project of the Year by the Association of Energy
Engineers in 1999. She currently has twenty more energy efficient multifamily gut rehab projects under construction in Bedford Stuyvesant and two new
energy efficient apartment buildings under construction on the Lower East side of Manhattan. Chris teaches in New York City and across the country, has appeared on CNN and has been published nationally. She was also chairperson for the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s 2005 conference: “Building Energy 2005: The Practice of Sustainability… Art, Science, Business!” March, 2005 at the Boston World Trade Center.

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