TOLEDO, Ohio, August 4, 2009—Jerry Carter, LEED® Accredited Professional and SSOE Inc., Senior Associate, along with Zach Platsis, Sustainable and Renewable Solutions Technical Specialist, will be featured presenters at the Toledo Public School Foundation’s “Engineering a Bright Future” event Thursday August 6, 2009 at the Main Library in Downtown Toledo’s Civic Plaza. The program runs from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.
The presentations are sponsored, in part, by The University of Toledo College of Engineering and SSOE Inc. This year’s focus is “Going Green II: Exploring Alternative Energy Sources.” To that end, SSOE’s alternative energy experts Carter and Platisis will share some of the most recent progress in the field of alternative energy. Their presentation, “Building Integrated Photovoltaics or BIPV,” will contain an overview of this growing area of alternative energy.
Integrated photvoltaics are solar collectors connected to buildings and/or structures and provide power from the sun. Today’s installations are often implemented in arrays – a series of solar modules placed on the ground or on a roof. BIPV endeavors to integrate solar collection into the structures.
SSOE, Inc. is an international EPCM firm ranked eleventh among the nation’s largest engineering and architecture firms (Building Design + Construction, 2009). SSOE has also been named one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (Building Design + Construction) and as one of the fastest-growing US architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms by ZweigWhite, Hot List 2009.
With 19 offices around the world, SSOE is a leader in providing sustainable and renewable solutions. The company has earned a solid reputation in the healthcare, automotive, and science and technology markets. SSOE is also recognized for its work in process engineering and construction for the alternative energy, biofuels, chemical, food and beverage, glass, and personal care industries. SSOE has completed projects in more than 30 countries. Visit www.ssoe.com for additional information and career opportunities.
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