Managing Change: Strategies for Improving a Building’s Energy Performance

As preservationists always say: "The Greenest Building is the One That's Already Built." Sustainability is a significant consideration in historic preservation. Historic buildings have features that make use of natural light and air flow. How can those working on historic buildings use new technologies to improve a building's energy performance? Look at how you can make an historic building even more green while maintaining the character and integrity of historic buildings.

Learning Objectives

  1. Addressing the common goals of sustainability and historic preservation
  2. Understanding the importance of existing resources of historic buildings in terms of sustainability
  3. Rediscovering the value of maintenance and repair, and by doing so embodied & operating energy savings
  4. Gaining a holistic appreciation about environmental, cultural and economic benefits of sustainable preservation


John D. Lesak, AIA, FAPT, LEED AP, Architect and Principal, Page & Turnbul