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Coming up on Connections: Monday, January 14

Jan 14, 2019

First hour: Discussing the Sustainable Homes Rochester campaign

Second hour: Understanding new technologies and concerns about privacy

Is your home energy efficient? The goal of the Sustainable Homes Rochester campaign is to encourage community members to install clean heating and cooling systems to improve energy efficiency. What does that look like? Our guests discuss the different technologies, how they work, and how homeowners can decide what might be the right fit for their energy goals. In studio:

  • Abby McHugh-Grifa, executive director of the Rochester People's Climate Coalition
  • Scott Oliver, deputy for energy programs at PathStone Corporation
  • Scott Smith, program manager for the Clean Heating and Cooling community campaigns for NYSERDA
  • Rachel Genzer, intern at NYSERDA

Then in our second hour, a number of new and evolving technologies were discussed at last week's Consumer Electronics Show. Facial recognition technology and location mapping were among them. RIT professor Steve Jacobs attended the show and will share what he learned. We'll also discuss the ethical and legal implications of those controversial technologies. In studio:

  • Steve Jacobs, professor in the College of Computing and Information Sciences at RIT
  • Larry Torcello, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at RIT
  • Scott Malouf, attorney whose practice is focused on the intersection of social media and the law