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Apr 17 2009

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences to Host Seminar - "Insulation: The Forgotten Technology

Old Westbury, N.Y. ( April 17, 2009)- New York Institute of Technology's (NYIT) School of Engineering and Computing Sciences is holding a seminar entitled Insulation: The Forgotten Technology on Monday, May 4. The free program is aimed at engineers, architects, and other professionals concerned with building energy-efficient structures.

Energy efficiency for buildings and appliances, a subject of intense interest, stands to result in a substantial amount of stimulus funds intended for upgrading building envelopes. Lecturer and president of the National Insulation Association, Ron L. King, will describe the dramatic energy and environmental benefits of proper insulation, and explain how advanced materials and nanotechnology are transforming the industry.

Program information may be obtained from Professor Robert N. Amundsen, Ph.D. at or 516.686.7578. Participants may also receive one HSW continuing education credit for re-registration of professional engineers (PE) or registered architects (RA), and a certificate of completion for a nominal fee of $35 by submitting a request form at the seminar site. Questions regarding continuing education credits should be addressed to Professor Stanley M. Greenwald, P.E. at or 516.686.7717.

The seminar will take place at NYIT's Old Westbury campus in Harry Schure Hall, room 122, from 7-8:30 p.m.

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