Thursday, February 26, 2009

Green Strategies for Historic Buildings: June 4 Workshop

We know that preservation is inherently green, but how do we put that into practice when working with historic buildings?

The Landmark Society is delighted to be working with our statewide colleagues at the Preservation League of New York State to bring an exciting new program on that very topic to Rochester. On June 4, 2009, the National Preservation Institute will present a daylong seminar, “Green Strategies for Historic Buildings,” at the Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Eisenhart Auditorium.

Jean Carroon, FAIA, LEED AP, will present the practical applications of using green building strategies for historic structures, demonstrating how the environmental goal of “reduce, reuse, recycle” can enhance the capital cost competitiveness of preservation projects. Workshop participants will also review the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards used to assess building performance and focus on preservation challenges relating to energy efficiency, windows, lighting, indoor air quality, HVAC, and local and national codes and regulations.

This seminar is aimed at professionals who work with historic buildings: architects, engineers, facility managers, developers, etc.

We're really excited about this seminar. NPI is presenting 48 workshops this year throughout the country, but ours is the only one in New York State, and one of only two in the northeastern U.S.! Wouldn't it be great to demonstrate our region's support for preservation and sustainability with record-breaking turnout?

More information, including a registration form, can be found on our website.

Posted by Katie Eggers Comeau, Director of Preservation Services


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