We are in the process of starting a non-profit building science research center in Troy, NY.
The goal of the organization is to provide an effective research alternative to dramatically improve building energy consumption before we kill this planet.
We believe that neither academia or private companies provide an effective place for this to happen fast enough. Buildings consume a bigger piece of the energy pie than cars, but we still don't even have the language to talk about it: how many miles per gallon does your house do? The established discipline of Architecture or Engineering seem to be unable to properly address these issues. We believe we need a new field
We will need all kinds of help over all with web design, writing/editing, legal advice and organizational and communication skills to get started. We will need fund-rising and all kind of help as we get the organization set up and moving.
Please join us on Facebook, and or email me back if you have any questions or would like to help: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Center-for-Applied-Building-Science/471596289549198
The Center for Applied Building Science (C.A.B.S) is an experiment in collaborative science and open source engineering. We will provide networking and an environment for participants to work together to advance building science and direct recycling. Knowledge developed at CABS will be published open source for noncommercial use.
I invite you all to see Michael Reynolds documentary to better understand the current situation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=YrMJwIedrWU