Self-Sustainable Homes - LEED Construction

Activity: The process of building an almost self-sustainable home with minimum impact to the surrounding environment (the first Platinum LEED-certified home in central Texas)
I will talk about the motivation, design, and building principles of the first Platinun LEED-certified home in central Texas. The house was conceived and is currently inhabited by the the speaker and his wife. Special emphasis will be placed on the feasibility and practical implications of building an eco-friendly home in the hill country of Texas with minimum impact to the surrounding environment.

Presenter: Carlos Torres-Verdin
Professor, Zarrow Centennial Professorship in Petroleum Engineering, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Background: Dr. Torres-Verdin is an applied geophysicist who specializes in detecting and evaluating rock formations from the surface and from drilled wellbores; he studies physical properties of rocks, and hydrocarbon reservoir systems. Prof. Torres-Verdin received his Ph.D degree in Engineering Geoscience from the University of California at Berkeley, his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. and his B.Sc. degree in Geophysical Enginnering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico. He attended high school in Mexico City.

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