Leveraging Historic Buildings for Climate Action

This Wednesday, join us at the 2021 AIA Tri-State Conference: Return to the Future. The conference is the third joint effort of AIA New Jersey, AIA New York State, and AIA Pennsylvania. Michael Ingui, Partner at Baxt Ingui Architects, will join Lori Ferris of Goody Clancy, Channing Swanson of Neumann Monson Architects, and Steve Krug of Krug Architects for “Leveraging Existing and Historic Buildings for Climate Action.”

About the Conference

The virtual program will offer nationally recognized personalities and experts addressing relevant and current topics related to the profession and practice of architecture. We are excited to learn more about sustainable design and best practices for small firms.

See the schedule of sessions with AIA Credit here, and register for the conference here.

Sneak Peak of Leveraging Historic Buildings for Climate Action

Time: Wednesday, December 8th, 12:30 PM

We will focus on retrofits of existing buildings as the best solution to pursue climate action and justice in a timely, cost-effective manner. The program will consist of presentations from three industry experts, followed by a Q&A session facilitated by Steve Krug.

Lori Ferriss, Director of Sustainability and Climate Action at Goody Clancy, will introduce the realities of climate change. Afterwards, she will explain using existing buildings is the best way to address climate change. Then, Architect Channing Swanson will present a case study of Market One, an adaptive reuse and renewable energy project in Des Moines, Iowa. The project tells a story about the role historic buildings play in joining urban revitalization and sustainable principles. Finally, our very own, Michael Ingui will describe Baxt Ingui Architect’s repeatable approach to historic masonry Passive House retrofits. Broad sharing of best details and methods will help Passive House spread to other masonry-heavy cities.

Photography: Peter Peirce, Inc.