Old is the New Green
The greenest building is the one that’s already built. Quoting American architect Carl Elefante, “We cannot build our way to sustainability; we must conserve our way to sustainability.” We must all of us make wiser use of what we already have.
Former host of PBS’ This Old House Steve Thomas, speaks on sustainability and historic preservation as the opening speaker at Restore Jacksonville Saturday, May 5.
The event is free to the public at the Jacksonville Main Library Conference Center, 303 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.
Attendants will learn how to formulate a plan for maintaining their historic homes and gain valuable information about the local resources, both public and private, that can help them achieve their goals. There is also an emphasis this year on energy efficiency for historic homes. Saturday you will find the educational sessions, film screenings, and rehabilitation resources. Sunday features sustainability tours and a special ULI Jane’s Walk Tour, exploring the legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs.
A special offering includes a two-day workshop for contractors and other professionals in the building industry to reinforce preservation standards and discuss energy efficiency for historic homes in hot and humid climates.
Goodwin Heart Pine will be an exhibitor at the Restoration Resource Expo Hall.