SDRA Workshop: Can Historic Buildings Be Green Buildings?

The Savannah Development and Renewal Authority presents a free workshop called “Can Historic Buildings Be Green Buildings?” on Thursday, July 17 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the SDRA Office, 518 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

There is a common misconception that historic renovations and green buildings are incompatible. Presenting a case study of the first LEED-certified building in the southeast to be on the National Register of Historic Places, Clara Fishel of Melaver, Inc. will demonstrate that historic renovations and high performing, healthy buildings can (and should) go hand in hand.

This will be followed by a presentation by Melissa Jest of the Historic Savannah Foundation about the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program administered by National Park Service and the Internal Revenue Service in partnership with State Historic Preservation Offices.

Space is limited so please R.S.V.P by July 11 by emailing or calling 912-651-6973. Lunch will be served.

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About John Bennett

Transportation, land use, local farming and green building are all potential topics for Sustainable Savannah. The goal is to aggregate content about local events and projects, so there will be a central place to review everything that’s happening. The site is aimed at encouraging collaboration and information sharing between groups and individuals currently engaged in sustainability efforts. The site can also provide a snapshot of Savannah for green-minded people who are considering visiting or moving to the area.

One thought on “SDRA Workshop: Can Historic Buildings Be Green Buildings?

  1. Linzie Graham


    I my name is Linzie, i am a 4th year Building Surveying (hons) final year Student at Glasgow Caledonian University. i am currently looking to produce a dissertation of my choice. i found your subject interesting as i have been looking towards the subject of….. ‘historic/ listed building and sustainability – is it possible?’ I would be very grateful if you could pass on any of your knowledge to date on your findings so as i can incorporate it into my dissertation.

    Yours Faithfully

    Linzie Graham
    Glasgow, Scotland

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