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09

Jun

(Sustainability—Technical Preservation Services, National Park Service)

09

May

'Sustainability + Preservation: The Perfect Match' lecture in Houston, May 10th

In central TX?  This lecture is free and open to the public!  “Sustainability & Preservation: The Perfect Match” Lecture by Barbara A. Campagna, FAIA, LEED AP
May 10, 2011, 6:30pm Jones Hall, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas
Presented by U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC) – Texas Gulf Coast Chapter Greater Houston Preservation Alliance (GHPA), AIA Houston & Houston Mod. With additional support from The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT)-Texas Chapter & Preservation Texas.

New documentary "The Greenest Building" asks whether a new building is the most sustainable choice

Check the website for upcoming screenings in several cities & PBS listings. 

Seen the film?  Would you recommend it?  I’m looking forward to catching it at its Austin screening in August.

30

Apr

(new Sustainability And Historic Preservation Guidelines released by the National Park Service - the first official guidelines on improved energy efficiency in historic buildings)

07

Apr

Check out the City of Portland Sustainable Preservation website

Includes case studies, resources, workshops, and Portland green preservation home tours.  The general info is a great introduction, and the personalized information for Portland residents (who to contact at what city department, how Portland zoning code relates, etc.) seems really helpful for anyone planning a project - it would be great to see similar pages offered by other cities.

01

Apr

(Chicago’s Willis (Sears) Tower to Become a Vertical Solar Farm | Inhabitat)

31

Mar

Historic preservation and sustainable design are two disciplines that no longer need to be at odds but can actually join together to improve the sustainability of buildings, argued Maria Casarella, an architect with Cunningham | Quill Architects, Brendan Owens, Vice President of LEED Technical Development, and Eleni Reed, chief greening officer at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). These experts explored all angles of the raging ‘historic preservation vs. sustainable design’ debate during a lecture at the National Building Museum (NBM).

22

Mar

Podcasts on sustainability and preservation from the National Center for Preservation Technology & Training

20

Mar

Loving the Looking into the Past Flickr Group.  So many amazing photographs.
Above: ‘Prickly pear oil for women’ by ABC Open Hunter

Loving the Looking into the Past Flickr Group.  So many amazing photographs.

Above: ‘Prickly pear oil for women’ by ABC Open Hunter

15

Mar

Energy Management in Cultural Heritage: Conference

Hotel Excelsior, Dubrovnik, Croatia, from the 6th to the 8th of April, 2011.

Can’t make it to Croatia? A selected few of the conference papers will be published in the Best Practice Guidebook for Energy Management in Cultural Heritage, which is to be published shortly after the conference.