The Preservation League of New York State will host “Salvaging What Can’t Be Saved: Deconstruction, Salvage & Sustainability,”a virtual program set for Thursday, August 18th.
In thinking about how to build a more sustainable future, the preservation of our historic buildings needs to be prioritized. But when buildings can’t be saved, there is still room for preservation to play a role.
Deconstruction and architectural salvage allows heritage building materials to be saved and repurposed, diverting material from the landfill and creating a circular economy in the process.
Attendees will be joined by practitioners from around the country who are exploring how preservation and deconstruction can work hand-in-hand to create a more just and sustainable world.
Featured speakers include: Mae Bowley, Executive Director of Re:Purpose Savannah; Natalie Henshaw, Director of Historic Trades, The Campaign for Historic Trades/Preservation Maryland; Stephanie Phillips, AICP, Senior Historic Preservation Specialist for the City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation; and moderated by Christine O’Malley, Historic Ithaca’s Preservation Services Coordinator and partner of the CR0WD (Circularity, Reuse, Zero Waste Development) working group.
This program will be held from noon to 1:30 pm, and will be held via Zoom. For more information or to register, click here.
Photo of young person wearing a hardhat seen through wooden roof beams provided.
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