The following information was written and forwarded by USGBC:
Event Details – USGBC Educational Event & Green Scene: SAVANNAH
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 (05:45 PM – 07:00 PM)
For more information contact:
Beth Ann Jackson
Wild Wing Cafe in City Market, second floor
27 Barnard St
Savannah, GA 31401
“Historic Preservation and Sustainability: Lessons from the Past”
Sarah Ward of the MPC will give free lecture at Feb. 23 meeting of U.S. Green Building Council Savannah Chapter
( SAVANNAH ) – Sarah Ward of the Metropolitan Planning Commission will discuss “Historic Preservation and Sustainability: Lessons from the Past” at the Feb. 23 meeting of the Savannah Chapter of the United States Green Building Council.
“There is a perception that historic preservation and green building practices are contradictory and cannot co-exist,” Ward said. “Historic and traditional building practices have proven to be our most sustainable buildings throughout time, meaning they were built to be long lasting and can be adapted for new uses.”
Ward will examine how historically, architects, builders and property owners all worked together to create high performance buildings. Preservation of our existing building stock is recycling and as such, these buildings are inherently ‘green,’ she explained.
The Feb. 23 meeting of the Savannah Chapter of the United States Green Building Council will be held from 5:45-7 p.m. on the second floor of Wild Wing Cafe in City Market. The meeting is free and open to the public, but RSVP by Feb. 19 at www.usgbcga.org.
The Savannah Chapter of the United States Green Building Council is dedicated to promoting sustainable design and green building throughout the Creative Coast . The group meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The meetings are open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend. The USGBC-Savannah Chapter seeks to educate the public on the long-term benefits of green building and how sustainable design can be integrated or implemented into one’s life.