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Sustainable + Historic – Intertwined Ideologies

Preservation and sustainability are intertwined ideologies. Buildings consume more energy than any other sector in the United States and as more buildings become historic - and new sustainable technologies are invented to reduce the energy consumption of building operations - there will be a more expansive conversation on what's allowed on historic buildings.

Join the Capital Area CRAN Committee and Encore Sustainable Design, LLC to explore a high-level view of the two disciplines and receive tangible take-aways for improving energy efficiency in historic buildings. The session will also focus on historic homes and understanding practical ways to improve their energy efficiency without sacrificing character.

Presented by: Nakita Reed, AIA, APT, NOMA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, GGP

Sponsored by: Encore Sustainable Design, LLC

Organized by: The Capital Area CRAN Committee


After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the overlapping concepts of historic preservation and sustainability;
  • Describe how the Architecture2030 Challenge is changing the way architects look at existing buildings;
  • List practical ways to improve the energy efficiency of a historic home; and
  • Examine how new sustainable technologies could be incorporated into historic structures.