Sunday, November 8, 2009

You're Invited: "Preservation is Sustainability Panel — How To Make Your Historic House More Energy Efficient," November 12 from 6-8 PM

Rego-Forest Preservation Council proudly recognizes the NY Landmarks Conservancy in their preservation mission, which ties into "going green." Some local neighborhoods that may benefit & immediately come to mind are the 72nd Ave/Roman Ave Neo-Renaissance rowhouses between Austin St & Queens Blvd in Forest Hills (dating back to the founding of Forest Hills in 1906), the Rego Park Crescents, the "Real Good" District bounded by 63rd Dr & Eliot Ave in Rego Park, the Forest Hills Gardens, the Cord Meyer section of Forest Hills, the Wolosoff Brothers District east of Yellowstone Blvd & south of Austin St (commonly referred to as Forest Hills South), Van Court section, Forest Close & Arbor Close, and more. For a determination of your home's historic integrity, please ask the Rego-Forest Preservation Council for voluntary assistance, which will put you in touch with field professionals, and ultimately save your home preservation-wise, energy-wise, & on related finances. The following event is a necessity!

From NY Landmarks Conservancy:

Sustainability doesn’t mean starting from scratch. Buzzwords like “greenscape,” “lo-energy” or “LEED” can enthuse and confuse owners of older buildings, leaving them unsure how to maintain their properties, or under the impression that “green” building is only for new construction. Sustainability also triggers a wide range of questions, from the broad policy implications of re-using buildings and re-investing in our communities, to the calculations of embodied energy in existing materials, to practical matters such as whether or not to install new windows, green roofs or solar panels.
To ensure that preservation basics are not lost, the NY Landmarks Conservancy presents “Preservation is Sustainability: How to Make Your Historic House More Energy Efficient.” Please join the NY Landmarks Conservancy to hear from a group of preservationists and architects, who will provide a critical framework and practical advice on sustainability in historic houses. These professionals will discuss their own experiences, highlighting what is successful and what should be re-thought, and will answer questions from the audience.

When: Thursday, Nov. 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Where: Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn


Walter Sedovic, AIA LEED, Principal & CEO, Walter Sedovic Architects, moderator
William Neeley, Deputy Director, Preservation, Landmarks Preservation Commission
Rebecca Williams, Program Officer, Northeast Regional Office, National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Tickets: $5.00. Registration Required. Contact Meral Agish at or call (212)995-5260 to register.

For over 35 years, the NY Landmarks Conservancy has promoted the benefits of historic preservation, and has become a trusted advocate for preservation policy. In addition, their unique financial assistance and expert technical advice have won national recognition. Since 1973, the Conservancy has provided more than $30 million in low-interest loans and grants, accompanied by countless hours of pro-bono technical assistance to countless property owners, non-profits, and caretakers of religious buildings for the maintenance and restoration of historic properties. For more information:

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