Join the Heritage Society of Austin on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Paramount Theater in Austin for the only planned screening in Texas of this nationally-recognized film. The Greenest Building explores the myth that a “green building” is a new building and demonstrates how renovation and adaptive reuse of existing structures fully achieves the sustainability movement’s “triple bottom line” – economic, social, and ecological balance. You can purchase tickets at: http://bit.ly/ojlzkk
Following the 1-hour film, engage with a panel of local experts to discuss how historic preservation and sustainability can be applied to Austin’s future development plans. Panel discussion led by filmmaker Jane Turville will include:
- Bill Ball, Partner at Kemp Properties, developer of the Starr Building and the Brown Building
- Jessica Galloway, Senior Green Building Sustainability Consultant, Austin Energy Green Building
- Bess Althaus Graham, AIA, LEED AP, Architect with the Texas Historical Commission
- Todd Hemingson, VP of Strategic Planning and Development, Capital Metro
- Barbara Brown Wilson, Director of the University of Texas Center for Sustainable Development
What a great event and local strategy to achieve the outcome of integrating historic preservation as a core strategy in sustainability and green building practices (see Goal 6 of the Statewide Preservation Plan)!
For more info on film and featured panelists, visit: http://www.heritagesocietyaustin.org/TheGreenestBuilding.html
Event partners include: Event Partners include: AIA Austin, Austin Energy Green Building, Paramount Theatre, Preservation Texas, The University of Texas School of Architecture, Texas Historic Commission, and Leadership Austin.