Green Tech Showcase: A gathering of innovative minds

Calling all Tech Nerds! Philly Tech Week will kick-off on April 25th and host events all over the city through April 30th. During the final brownbag lunchtime speaker session on Friday, WHYY will play host to the week's Green Tech Showcase. Representatives from seven groups will come together to dazzle interested attendees with environmentally-conscious innovations in Philadelphia. Here's what to expect:

  • Christine Knapp (formerly of PennFuture) will offer attendees a presentation on the Navy Yard’s Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster for Energy Efficient Buildings. This in one of only three Innovation Hubs in the U.S. that has been recognized and funded by the U.S. Dept of Energy. Goals for this hub include, reduced carbon emission, improved energy efficiency and job creation in Philadelphia.
  • PHSParks and Recreation, the DVRPC, and Azavea will unveil an exciting new website called PhillyTreeMap. This interactive site will allow organizations and the general public to build and map an inventory of Philadelphia’s urban forest.
  • Micah Gold-Markel (CEO of Solar States) will share the technology used and lessons learned from his company’s major social installation on the roof of Kensington’s Crane Arts Building.
  • A representative from the Mark Group (a UK-based home energy efficiency company who recently opened up shop in the Navy Yard), will share the company’s new technology, which combines high-speed thermal imaging with satellites to create heat maps of energy loss in homes.

Event Details:

  • What: Green Tech Showcase
  • When: Friday, April 29, 2011
  • Where: WHYY, 6th and Race Streets, Old City
  • Time: 12-1pm
  • Fee: FREE with reservation at PhillyTechWeek.com