Free symposium: "The Greenest Building is Already Built"

Saturday, October 16, 2010 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 
Boston Architectural College, 320 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Joseph Story House c. 1811, Salem, MASome times the obvious is worth repeating: rehabilitating, reusing, and renovating older homes can be inherently "greener" than building new from scratch. I wrote about this in one of my early posts Common Sense Green. In fact, it's a recurring theme of mine. Here it is in a post about the internal neighborhood of my antique condominium. And here it is again in a post about the LEED for Homes Silver Certification of the Joseph Story House, which was part of the 2009 Christmas in Salem House Tour.

Fortunately, for me (and you) there's an upcoming half-day symposium on the topic, to be moderated by New England Home’s Kyle Hoepner. Speakers will include Mark Price, Frank Shirley AIA, Jeff Stein AIA, Charles Sullivan and Rebecca Williams, who (according to the NEH event blurb) represent "perspectives from a variety of professions and organizations—architecture, architectural education, sustainability engineering, preservation and historical commissions".

Not your typical Saturday activity, but it could prove worth it.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast