Friday, October 5, 2012

SEMINAR TOMORROW - Friday 19 October - Green Design and Historic Preservation: Exploring the Historic Building Envelope - Amherst, MA

University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Department of Architecture + Design
Department of Environmental Conservation, Building Construction & Technology
The UMASS/Hancock Shaker Village Historic Preservation Program

When:  Friday, October 19, 2012; 1:00 – 5:30 PM
Where:  University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Lincoln Campus Center, Room 165-169
Admission:  Free and open to the public


This workshop examines the tension between historical integrity and the quest for greater energy efficiency from the building envelope.  Topics include:

·         Positioning Preservation in the Center of Green Building
·         Classical and Traditional Details of the Envelope
·         Merits of Original Windows
·         Improving Performance of Historic Building Thermal Envelopes
·         Case Study: UMASS Holdsworth Hall


Jack Alvarez, AIA, Landmark Consulting LLC
Matthew Bronski, P.E., Senior Project Manager, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH), Boston
Carl Fiocchi, M.Arch., Teaches green building and historic preservation UMASS/Amherst
Thomas RC Hartman, AIA, Principal, Coldham & Hartman Architects, Amherst MA
Lisa Kersavage, M.Sc., Project Manager, Lower Mississippi River Delta Design Initiative, NYC, NY
Max Page, Ph.D., Director of Historic Preservation Program, UMASS/Amherst
Ludmilla Pavlova, AIA, Senior Facilities Planner in Campus Planning at UMass/Amherst
Ben Weil, Ph.D., Teaches courses in energy efficient buildings UMASS/Amherst
Directions & Parking

For directions and maps:  
Parking: parking is available at the Campus Center garage (for a fee).

Learning Units

For all architects, learning units can be earned by attending this or any of the WMAIA monthly programs. For more information regarding learning units contact Lorin Starr at
LEED Credential Maintenance credits are available through self-reporting.  4 Non-LEED credits are possible for those attending the entire event.

For more information about the M.Sc. in historic preservation program at UMass-Amherst
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For more information about the speakers



1:00 – 1:15
Opening Remarks : Max Page
1:15 – 2:00
Introduction of  and Presentation of  Lisa Kersavage
2:00 – 2:45
Introduction of  and Presentation of  Mathew Bronski
2:45 – 3:30
Introduction of and Presentation of  Jack Alvarez
3:30– 3:45
Break and  Refreshments
3:45 - 4:30
Introduction of and Presentation of Tom Hartman
4:30 – 5:15
Introduction of  and Presentation of  Holdsworth Speakers 


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