September 30, 2019 4 p.m.End:
September 30, 2019 5 p.m.Location: Architecture Building, Room 100
Old is the New, New; Existing Buildings, Climate Change and the New Urban Agenda
Jean Carroon, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Principal - Design, Preservation and Sustainability, Goody Clancy
The path to a sustainable, equitable world flows through existing buildings. To quickly, creatively, and persistently address carbon reduction goals, while enhancing social and cultural wellbeing,we cannot rely on improving efficiency in new construction, which constitutes only two-to-four percent of current building activity. We have billions of square feet waiting to be transformed and renewed—this is the great opportunity. Explore how yesterday’s buildings are being made to work for today and tomorrow, increasing urban vitality while decreasing climate impacts, and making old the new new.
You will learn to gain a fuller understanding of the social, economic, and environmental benefits of building reuse and appreciate and evaluate strategies which improve the environmental performance of existing buildings. You will learn to understand current research and become aware of the tools available for the stewardship of existing buildings and identify opportunities for creating a culture of stewardship and social equity. This lecture is approved for 1 HSW CEU by LA/CES and AIA. Can't attend? Join us via LiveStream at 4:00 P.M.
Carroon’s current work includes reuse of historic buildings at the historic St. Elizabeth’s campus in Washington DC for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and for the State of Vermont offices in Waterbury, and ongoing work at Trinity Church in the City of Boston.
Jean Carroon, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is a principal at GoodyClancy, a Boston-based architecture, planning, and preservation firm. A former chair of the National AIA Historic Resources Committee and 2019 president of the Boston Society of Architects, her practice focuses on the stewardship of existing places to shape a healthy resilient world. She has significantly increased the nation’s awareness of the importance of and potential for the integration of sustainable design and historic building stewardship. Her influential book, “Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings” was published by John Wiley & Sons in 2010.