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CRAN: Sustainable + Historic – Intertwined Ideologies

November 28, 2017
12:00 PM EST - 1:00 PM EST
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District Architecture Center
421 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Preservation and sustainability are intertwined ideologies. Buildings consume more energy than any other sector in the United States and as more buildings become historic - and new sustainable technologies are invented to reduce the energy consumption of building operations - there will be a more expansive conversation on what's allowed on historic buildings.

Join the Capital Area CRAN Committee and Encore Sustainable Design, LLC to explore a high-level view of the two disciplines and receive tangible take-aways for improving energy efficiency in historic buildings. The session will also focus on historic homes and understanding practical ways to improve their energy efficiency without sacrificing character.


Learning objectives:

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize the overlapping concepts of historic preservation and sustainability.
  2. Describe how the Architecture2030 Challenge is changing the way architects look at existing buildings.
  3. List practical ways to improve the energy efficiency of a historic home.
  4. Examine how new sustainable technologies could be incorporated into historic structures.

District Architecture Center
421 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Presented by: Nakita Reed, AIA, APT, NOMA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, GGP

Organized by: The Capital Area CRAN Committee




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Finecraft Building Contractors, Inc.




TW Perry




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