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The Greenest Building: Quantifying the Value of Building Reuse

Please attend a free presentation on April 20th on the recently released report from the Preservation Green Lab, “The Greenest Building, ”a life-cycle analysis conducted by the Preservation Green Lab of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Green Building Services and Cascadia Green Building Council. The presentation is open to anyone who may be interested.

 The report answer the questions:

  • Under what conditions is building reuse environmentally preferable to demolition and new construction? 
  • Do benefits differ by region and building type?
  • Are there significant opportunities to reduce near term carbon emissions by reusing buildings rather than constructing anew? 

 The presentation will last 30 minutes and will include a question & answer period afterwards.

Friday April 20
12:00-1:00 p.m.
700 5th Ave, Rm 4080 (40th Floor conference room) 

Presenter Bio:

Ric Cochran is a project manager of the Preservation Green Lab. He manages building performance projects that enhance the value of existing buildings and increase rates of preservation and adaptive use. He leads development of the City of Seattle Outcome-Based Energy Code for Existing Buildings and the Getting to 50 Deep Energy Savings for Existing Buildings initiative. Ric’s professional experience includes real estate development and green building consulting. He is a Fulbright India fellow and has Master of Urban Planning and Master of Public Administration degrees from the University of Washington.