True Green Cities / Sustainable Preservation & Stewardship – University at Buffalo Workshop at the Empire State Building

The Empire State Building recently achieved LEED Gold for LEED EB: Operations & Maintenance.

Recently, my blog discussed the work I am doing with my alma mater:

For the past year I have had the great honor of working with my alma mater, the University at Buffalo School of Architecture & Planning (UB), to set up a new historic preservation program.  We have developed a phased program which will culminate with a Master’s of Science in Architecture/Historic Preservation.  We are also providing a parallel track of continuing education workshops. This spring we are launching the continuing education workshops as phase one of the Historic Preservation Program, with a focus on sustainable preservation.  This spring’s workshops include a two day workshop in Buffalo and a one day workshop in New York City.

Why Sustainability and Preservation in Buffalo?

Buffalo has one of the greatest collections of architecture, planning and landscape architecture, both historic and modern, in the nation. A review of the historic preservation programs across the country reveals that Buffalo is probably the only city in the country with such a significant body of architecture NOT to have a historic preservation program.  In addition, Buffalo has a very active community of preservation professionals, advocates, activists and aficionados who have been making a difference in the city and the region for many years.  The UB School of Architecture has been a leader in offering sustainability courses in both the Architecture and Planning Departments, as well as a summer program in Costa Rica. Combining both of these interests into one program makes sense.

And Why a University at Buffalo Workshop in New York City?

The University at Buffalo has a large contingent of alumni in the New York City region.  In an effort to provide more services to alumni, the school has chosen to offer one of the first workshops in New York City.

Sustainability & Preservation:  The UB Workshops

(below is the announcement for our second workshop in New York City)

The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning (UB) is pleased to announce the launching of our new Historic Preservation Continuing Education Program!  This spring we are offering two programs, one in Buffalo and one in New York City.  Registration and information for our second workshop June 11, 2012 at the National Historic Landmark Empire State Building is now live.  Sustainability & Preservation: From House Museums to the Empire State Building – Greening What’s Already Here with LEED EB:O&M offers a unique opportunity to spend a day in the most famous building in the world to learn from leading experts how to integrate LEED and sustainability approaches into historic buildings.

Together with our partners, the AIA New York Chapter and the Urban Green Council, US Green Building Council of New York, we are offering this 1 day workshop for the low member’s rate of $275 ($350 for non-members). Members’ rate applies to the AIA, USGBC/GBCI, APA and University of Buffalo Alumni.   Up to 7 continuing education credits will be offered for AIA, GBCI and APA/AICP members, including 7 LU/HSW/SD AIA credits.

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