Catherine Mohr discusses embodied energy in cleaning up a kitchen spill and building her home

April 21st, 2010 by Richard Lord

Catherine Mohr’s gave an informative and entertaining presentation to TED in February 2010.

Catherine Mohr works on surgical robots and robotic surgical procedures.

In this presentation she speaks about the embodied energy in the resources we use.  To illustrate the concept of embodied energy she begins by comparing the embodied energy in the various ways of cleaning up a kitchen spill.  She finishes her presentation by comparing the embodied energy in the building materials she chose for her home.

Go to TED to see questions from the audience about her presentation and answers from Catherine Mohr.

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