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Preservation & Sustainability Forum
April 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Innovation through Preservation: Exploring the ties between Historic Preservation and Sustainable Design
Thursday, April 6
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
611 William Penn Place #700
(Regional Enterprise Tower)
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Pittsburgh is home to many of the greenest and most self-sustaining buildings in the United States. From The Tower at PNC Plaza to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, these spaces offer new, innovative, and paradigm-altering methods of how buildings can be designed in a way to reduce their impact on our natural world or “go green”. However, what many fail to realize is that, often times, the greenest building is one that has already been built and that retrofitting existing structures is an immensely under-utilized method of steering a city in the direction of increased sustainability.
Join PHLF and the Green Building Alliance (GBA) for an evening in which we discuss this complex and nuanced relationship between historic preservation and green building practices and principles. This event will feature speakers who will offer perspectives that relate to historic and cultural preservation, green building and design.
This event will be hosted in the offices of Strada Architecture, in the Regional Enterprise Tower (the former Alcoa Building) and will use that building as a case study for exploring this topic.
Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
PHLF and GBA members: $15
Click here to register or call 412-773-6006