Leigh Christie

Leigh Christie

Sustainable Energy
TEDxBeaconStreet 2013

HEAT PEOPLE, NOT BUILDINGS


More than 25% of our energy use in cold climates is used to heat buildings. Leigh Christie is working on solving that problem by heating people directly in an efficient and sustainable way. His radical solution is to use a “spotlight of heat” which has been enabled, recently, by his research at the SENSEable City Laboratory at MIT as well as low-cost and accurate motion tracking systems.

Bio

Leigh Christie holds a degree in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia, and has a decade of experience in the fields of clean energy and sustainable transportation technologies, including the development and commercialization of PEM fuel-cells and electric vehicles. Currently, Leigh is focused on electric bicycles, portable power products, conceptual art, and entrepreneurship. Through his dedication to good design, Leigh strives to push technological and cultural boundaries.