Lecture Focuses on Preservation’s Green Side

| March 25, 2011
Jean Carroon, author of “Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings” and a principal at Goody Clancy, a Boston-based design and planning firm, will present a lecture on sustainable preservation at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 in the 1948 Theater in the Fitness and Athletics Center at Sweet Briar College.

Carroon will talk about the need to unite social and cultural values of preservation with environmentalism. Her talk will review current research assessing the environmental value of reusing buildings and the increasing technologies that make it possible to improve the performance of all buildings regardless of age and style.

A reception will follow the lecture. The event is presented free by the Tusculum Institute and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. For more information, contact Lynn Rainville at lrainville@sbc.edu or (434) 381 6432.

Category: Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Uncategorized