Register Now for the Conference on Preservation and Climate Change in New York City
September 7th, 2010, 6:09 pm
Can old buildings play a role in making New York a more sustainable city? How will climate change impact the city’s historic and cultural resources? How can we make the city’s historic buildings more energy efficient? Speakers will address these questions and more on October 16th at the Conference on Preservation and Climate Change in New York City. The conference is co-sponsored by The Municipal Art Society of New York and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. (Click here to see the agenda and list of speakers and here to register). Panels and lectures include:
- Case Studies in High-Performance Preservation Retrofits, looking at best practices in bringing together preservation and energy efficiency;
- Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, addressing how the impact of climate change will affect New York City’s cultural, historic and architectural resources;
- LEED and Beyond, examining the array of standards and financial incentives that can help guide and encourage energy retrofits and how they work with historic buildings; and
- PlaNYC 2.0, David Bragdon, the newly appointed director of the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, will discuss how New York City’s sustainability plan will be updated this year, and what new areas may be added to the plan.