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“Heritage in the Age of Climate Change”
 

Tuesday, 20 February, 2018, The Lion’s Centre, 347 Burnham Street, 7:30 p.m. (accessible, parking, free admission) All welcome.

The movement to preserve our built heritage has changed dramatically over the last 50 years.  Environmental issues have become a major consideration. “Cities, and the buildings which comprise them, account for more than 75% of the world’s greenhouse gasses. That’s the bad news.

The good news is that building super-efficient new buildings doesn’t help fix the problem, rehabilitating and repurposing old buildings does. As Carl Elephante, president of the American Institute of Architects says, ‘the greenest building is one that's already built.’”

 

Erik Hanson, Heritage Resources Coordinator for the City of Peterborough, will explain why heritage is the emerging champion in the race to zero net carbon and discuss what municipalities and the private sector can do to support the sustainable rehabilitation of existing buildings.

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