Join us on June 20 for "Old is Green! An Informational Seminar"

~Old is Green! An Informational Seminar~

“Green and Sustainable Architecture for Historic and Landmarked Buildings”

Wednesday, June 20, 2012



Empire State Building- Leed Gold

Time and the elements add a patina to historic buildings and retaining the character of historic buildings is crucial to identifying their stories but age and wear can also undermine structural integrity and obscure architectural details which results in the need for necessary repairs. Additionally, new standards for energy conservation have come into wider usage, resulting in re-examinations of buildings’ energy systems and insulation. Combining sustainable design with preservation practices encourages the most sustainable of practices: working with a building that has already been built while also protecting the environment and promoting the quality of life through design.

Hear from experts who will present case studies of preservation projects and discuss new methods and materials used in sustainable and green architecture to get the answers to frequently-asked questions on these subjects. Attendees will come away with a new understanding of how green and sustainable architectural practices historic and landmark buildings is methodically approached, identified and carried out.

Presenters include:

  • NEW SPEAKER ADDED! William Neeley, Deputy Director of Preservation at the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, will discuss the LPC and how it is incorporating sustainable design into its work
  • Christa E. Waring, LEED AP, Associate, Cutsogeorge Tooman & Allen Architects

*Energy Code for NYSERDA & AIA

  • Jean Parker Phifer, FAIA, LEED, Thomas Phifer and Partners

*Historic Buildings of New York and Sustainability Practices

  • Barbara A. Campagna, FAIA LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Barbara A. Campagna/Architecture + Planning PLLC

*National Policy, Preservation and Sustainability


Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, Manhattan


$125 per person / $100 for friends of HDC (breakfast included)

4 Continuing Education Hours, 4 HSW Credit Hours

To purchase tickets, click here.


Six to Celebrate Tours a Huge Success!

Since launching the 2012 Six to Celebrate Walking and Bicycle Tours, we have had an overwhelming response. We had great tours of Bay Ridge and Van Cortlandt Village, click here for images. Our upcoming tours of Morningside Heights and the Far Rockaway Beach Bungalows are already sold out! If you would like to attend a future tour of any of these four neighborhoods, please email and let us know. If we get a positive response we may schedule additional tours of each of these historic neighborhoods.


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