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Central: Luncheon "Urban Land-Use Regulations & Smart Buildings"

  • Thursday, February 16, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Red's Porch (3508 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704)

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Urban Land-Use Regulations & Smart Buildings


THURSDAY, February 16, 2017

Red's Porch ~NEW

3508 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

About this Event (Presentation Download)

(1 AIA HSW/SD/LU Hour, 1 GBCI CE HR-Self Reporting)

Come hear two University of Texas professors and leading researchers in their fields discuss energy and climate policy, effects of urban land-use regulations on climate change, and the influence of building occupants on energy performance.

Learning Objectives

  • Smart buildings and cities
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Influence of building occupants on energy performance
  • Energy and climate policy analysis
  • Energy economics
  • Effects of Urban Land-Use Regulations on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

About the Speaker

Dr. Ben Leibowicz


Benjamin D. Leibowicz is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. His primary research interests are integrated assessment modeling, technological change, energy and climate policy analysis, energy economics, and innovation. In his work, Dr. Leibowicz employs a broad array of methodologies that reflects the interdisciplinary nature of his research areas. These methodologies include optimization, economic analysis, game theory, stochastic control, and general equilibrium modeling. Dr. Leibowicz received both PhD and MS degrees in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, and earned a BA in Physics from Harvard University.

Dr. Zoltan Nagy


Zoltan Nagy is an Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at the Universihty of Texas, and he directs the Intelligent Environments Laboratory in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE). As a roboticist turned building engineer, his research interests are in smart buildings and cities, renewable energy systems, control systems for zero emission building operation, machine learning and artificial intelligence for the built environment, complex fenestration systems and the influence of building occupants on energy performance.

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