Rethinking Historic Buildings through a Green Lens

The construction and operation of buildings accounts for almost 50% of the U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Reusing what we have – buildings, landscapes, communities – is the best way is the best way to reduce these emissions and to make the biggest impact in controlling climate change. Attend the Texas Architects Convention in October and hear noted architect, planner, and historian Barbara Campagna, FAIA, LEED AP, share her experience and work developing national sustainability policies, integrating cultural and preservation metrics into the LEED rating systems, and discussing past and current sustainable preservation projects.

Rethinking Historic Buildings through a Green Lens

Speaker: Barbara Campagna, FAIA, LEED AP

October 18, 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Campagna's workshop, "Rethinking Historic Buildings through a Green Lens," will demonstrate the difference between the LEED capital improvement rating systems (like LEED New Construction and LEED Core & Shell), LEED Neighborhood Development and LEED EB: Operations & Maintenance by taking participants through case studies of each type of LEED system as it was applied to an actual historic building or site.  Projects discussed will include President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington DC,  the Empire State Building (both LEED certified National Historic Landmarks), and the Christman Building – the first triple LEED certified building in the world which is also listed in the National Register.  Participants will walk through the process that a historic house museum in San Francisco is currently following to become the first LEED certified house museum in the world and get detailed information on how to use an eco-charrette to develop your project goal.

Visit the Convention page to register for the Texas Society of Architects Convention in October.

Barbara A. Campagna, FAIA, LEED AP, BD+C
Principal, Barbara A. Campagna/Architecture + Planning

Campagna has worked for the past 25 years as an architect, planner and historian – reinventing and restoring historic and existing buildings. She is the recipient of the National AIA Young Architect of the Year Award 2002 and was elevated to Fellowship in the AIA in 2009 as “the leading national architect and policymaker for the integration of preservation values into green building practices.” She was the co-founder and architectural leader of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Sustainability Program and is continuing her sustainability work for the National Trust as a special consultant.  Campagna is the author of two books, Changing Places: ReMaking Institutional Buildings and New York State County Fairs: A History and Architectural Survey, many articles on the integration of preservation and green building practices, and a popular blog titled True Green Cities.

Campagna grew up in Buffalo, received an Architecture degree from SUNY at Buffalo and a Master’s in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. She was the first Executive Director of the Landmark Society of the Niagara Frontier in Buffalo, ran her own architecture firm for many years in NYC, served as the Regional Historic Preservation Officer for the Northwest Region of the General Services Administration and from 2006-2011 was the Chief Architect for the 29 historic sites operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. BAC/A+P brings together all of her experiences – as both a consultant and client – to create a firm that occupies a unique niche in both the historic preservation and green building fields.



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