Can we give new meaning to the name Greensboro?
In April, Preservation Greensboro will host the National Preservation Institute's workshop on combining efforts of green design with historic preservation. The session, entitled "Green Strategies for Historic Buildings" will be led by Boston architect Jean Carroon, AIA, LEED, principal of preservation at Goody Clancy.
The April 10, day-long workshop will qualify for 6 learning units in the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System. This is the first such workshop of its kind in North Carolina.
The seminar will review practical applications of using green building strategies for historic structures. The environmental goal of "reduce, reuse, recycle" can enhance the cost competitiveness of preservation projects. Participants will review the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards used to assess building performance. They will also focus on preservation challenges relating to energy efficiency, windows, lighting, indoor air quality, HVAC, and local and national codes and regulations.
Tuition is charged for the seminar that will take place in the Blandwood Carriage House at 447 West Washington Drive. For additional information including the seminar description, agenda, and registration material, please visit the NPI Website or contact the National Preservation Institute at Telephone: 703.765.0100 or email.
Greensboro is gaining ground in efforts to grow more environmentally responsible. Historic preservation is an important part of building recycling, and this event is sure to reveal valuable information in putting the GREEN in Greensboro.