Sustainable Preservation- The Power of Preservation/Reuse as a Green Strategy Jan. 26. 7 p.m. Trinity Church, Copley Square
Buildings account for nearly 40% of all U.S. energy use and carbon emissions. With one of the country’s leading preservation architects as your guide, the lecture will explore the power of adaptive reuse to reduce those numbers and move us toward sustainability.
The lecture will demonstrate how an icon such as H.H. Richardson’s Trinity Church in Boston can go green—and why a 1970s strip-mall supermarket not only deserves similar attention but can also emerge as a building that delights users while it protects the environment. Sustainable Preservation makes a compelling argument that preservation and sustainability don’t just protect the environment, but deliver a full range of societal benefits, from job creation to stronger social connection.
Jean Carroon, FAIA, LEED® AP, is a principal in Goody Clancy's highly regarded preservation practice, based in Boston. She has earned national recognition for her expertise in applying sustainable-design technology to historic buildings, including more than a dozen National Historic Landmarks. She has directed the adaptive reuse and preservation of signature buildings in a broad range of sectors, including educational, civic and cultural projects for clients such as Harvard University and the National Park Service. She is currently working on the renovation of more than 50 historic structures on the St. Elizabeth’s West Campus in Washington, which will become the home of the Department of Homeland Security.
Jean Carroon FAIA, LEED® AP
January 26, 7 PM, Trinity Church, Copley Square
Book-signing to follow. Co-sponsored by Trinity Church and the Boston Society of Architects
Tickets: $15 ($10 BSA and Trinity Church Members and students), available at sustainablepreservation.eventbrite.com, The Shop at Trinity (206 Clarendon Street) or by phone 617.536.0944 x217.