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Sustainable Restoration of Historic Buildings

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Presentation by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich for the USGBC Upstate NY Chapter

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Sustainable Restoration of Historic Buildings

  1. 1. Sustainable Restoration of Historic Buildings Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, MLS, NaSBA , LEED AP| PhotoCredit:AnnBehaArchitects
  2. 2. The U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of This program will be reported to CES Records for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available upon request. This program is registered with the AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. Questions related to specific materials, methods, and services will be addressed at the conclusion of this presentation.
  3. 3. This presentation is available at SustainableLibraries.org © 2010. Portions of this presentation may be reproduced for noncommercial purposes provided attribution of source is included.
  4. 4. Top Ten Tips  Learn How Your Building Works  Find Photos of the Building in its Prime  Whole Building Design
  5. 5.  Respect the Windows  Reveal Natural Lighting  Use What You Already Have!  Beware Moisture
  6. 6.  Insulate Unfinished Basements / Crawlspaces  Solar Installation Visibility  Consult an Expert
  7. 7. Crandall Public Library Glens Falls, New York •Original building designed by architect Charles Platt in 1931 •$18 million renovation & expansion project •Daylight harvesting system •LEED Certified Photo credits: Ann Beha Architects & Rebekkah Smith Aldrich
  8. 8. Houston Public Library Julia Ideson Building Houston, Texas •National Register of Historic Places •Designed in 1926 by Ralph Adams Cram •LEED Silver Photo credits: Houston Public Library
  9. 9. Carnegie-Stout Public Library Dubuque, Iowa •Originally built in 1909 •National Register of Historic Places •$6.5 million renovation project •LEED Silver Photo credits: Carnegie-Stout Public Library
  10. 10. More Examples  Barton Group Headquarters, Glens Falls, NY  President Lincoln’s Cottage Visitor Education Center, Washington, DC  Gerding Theater at the Armory, Portland, OR  Working Horse Farm, Fauquier County, VA
  11. 11. Resources • Greening Historic Buildings Governing.com | April 2010 • Historic Preservation and Green Building: A Lasting Relationship Environmental Building News | January 2007 • National Trust for Historic Preservation | http://www.preservationnation.org/ – Preservation Green Lab http://www.preservationnation.org/issues/sustainability/green-lab/ – Start with the Roof: A Guide for Keeping Weather Tight http://www.preservationnation.org/issues/weatherization/roofing/additional- resources/nthp_roofing.pdf • Preservation Brief 3: Conserving Energy in Historic Buildings National Park Service | http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps/briefs/brief03.htm • Sustainable Historic Preservation Whole Building Guide | http://www.wbdg.org/resources/sustainable_hp.php
  12. 12. Questions? Thank you for your time. This concludes the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems Program Rebekkah Smith Aldrich Rebekkah@SustainableLibraries.org

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