Marshall Cox on retrofitting old energy systems

The Five Thousand Pound Life: The Energy Issue, The Energy Entrepreneurship Panel (Part 2)

May 10, 2014

Founder and CEO of Radiator Labs Marshall Cox details how his retrofit for an old energy system, the steam radiator, can increase operational efficiency and climate comfort. The insulating radiator sleeve, connected to a building-wide wireless system, evens the distribution of heat between apartment units, eliminating the need to open windows due to overheating, which causes significant energy loss. The panel responds to Cox with discussion on the importance of increased cultural pressure for energy consciousness, and the regional differences in attitudes toward energy consumption in the United States.

Cox is also an alumnus of InSITE, an organization that helps early-stage start-up companies. He holds six US patents. To learn more about Radiator Labs, read an interview with Marshall Cox published in June 2014 on the League’s Urban Omnibus.

The Five Thousand Pound Life: The Energy Issue was a symposium on energy and architecture organized by The Architectural League and the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) in May 2014.

The Energy Issues panel brought together a diverse group of architects and academics along with a filmmaker and a journalist to each present an idea on energy through his or her particular lens.