Joseph Priestley Society

Joseph Priestley Society
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Online Event | Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4)
United States

Join us for a virtual meeting of the Joseph Priestley Society focused on the latest developments in sustainable residential housing design.


cabin with grass roof

Grass on the roof helps keep the home warm in North Pole, Alaska (1980).

Carol M. Highsmith/Library of Congress

Our panel of experts will present advances in the sustainable use of resources in residential housing. Resources include housing design, innovative construction materials, and efficient construction engineering; new systems for consumables like water, natural gas, and electricity; as well as the framework of suitable land use, community regulations, and modifications.

The panelists will demonstrate how the benefits of sustainable living can be enjoyed in existing and new residential dwellings, no matter the size or the setting. The impacts of such projects will come into focus in light of such trends as climate activism and COVID-19 restrictions on cleaner air.

The goal of our panel discussion is to demonstrate that sustainability and comfort go hand in hand, to offer affordable and efficient solutions to that effect, and to convince that improvements in individual housing lead to lasting benefits for the community as a whole.

Registration will open soon.


  • Rob Fleming
    Professor and Director, MS in Sustainable Design Program, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Marc Duey
    Chair, Felicitex Therapeutics and West Chester Biomedical AI Solutions
  • Edgar Stach
    Professor, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Louis Padulo
    President Emeritus, University City Science Center

About the Series

The Joseph Priestley Society (JPS) promotes a deeper understanding of science, technology, and industry, with an emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship. Speakers are leaders from a wide variety of large and small chemical companies and the financial, consulting, and academic communities.

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