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Architectural Heritage and the House

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Join ECOS on March 27 for a lecture by Steven Englehart, executive director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage. The title of his talk is “The 100 Mile House: Why Old Is the New Green.” 

Mr. Englehart will explore the idea that the preservation and reuse of historic buildings not only protects our architectural heritage and makes for more vibrant communities, but can also be a good choice in terms of energy conservation and sustainability. 

The program starts with creating an appreciation for the very local nature of an historic building – where its materials came from, how it was made and who made it. From this comes an understanding that these existing buildings contain a tremendous amount of “embodied” energy —energy spent a long time ago — and if you factor this into the existing building vs. new construction equation, existing buildings look very good in comparison. The program also discusses how to make historic buildings much more energy-efficient, and where to best spend one’s energy improvement dollars.


This ECOS-sponsored event will be be free (although donations are suggested) and open to the public. It will be held on March 27 at 6:30 p.m. in Union College’s Kelly Adirondack Center, 897 St. David’s Lane, Niskayuna. Parking is limited at the site, but available close by on surrounding streets. 

Please call the ECOS office at 518 370-4125, or email info@ecosny.org, if you plan on attending. 


March 27
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm