Historic preservation has been an exciting part of Greensboro’s growth for decades, but today’s developers are exploring new ways to preserve our environment by going green. Here in Greensboro, participants of a workshop sponsored by Preservation Greensboro will learn how to accomplish both in one project.
The session will be chaired by Carl Elefante, AIA, LEED AP, the Director of Sustainable Design with Washington, DC-based QUINN EVANS | ARCHITECTS. Elefante lectures nationally on historic preservation and sustainable design topics, this will be his first visit to Greensboro.
The workshop will meet in the historic Carolina Cadillac Building at 304 East Market Street in downtown Greensboro. The 1923 Carolina Cadillac Building was purchased by a consortium of local investors with intentions to restore the building for commercial use. Participants of the workshop will review plans for the building with a focus on qualifying for state and federal tax credits. In addition, participants will learn of “Green Building” initiatives in Greensboro, and review project plans for the Carolina Cadillac Building with a focus on meeting the criteria for LEED certification. The case study will familiarize architects, developers, and downtown property owners with the process for qualifying for both tax credits and “Green” initiatives.
Attendance for this event is FREE. The doors will open at the Carolina Cadillac Building at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10th, followed by review of the following topics:
• Historic Preservation and Tax Credit Projects
• Sustainability / Green Building in Greensboro
• Cadillac Dealership Project
• Green building and LEED certification
• Cadillac Dealership Project Case Study
This workshop will be of benefit those interested in investing or improving downtown structures, as well as citizens and businesses interested in sustainable architecture and design. A great deal of interest has been cultivated in Greensboro in recent years regarding historic preservation as well as sustainable design, including notable projects such as LEED certified restoration of Archdale Hall at Guilford College and the Platinum LEED certification of the Proximity Hotel. This case-study workshop will raise awareness of sustainable construction and the merits of historic preservation.
For more information about this workshop, please contact Judi at 272-5003, extension 3.