Mark Thompson Brandt, Conservation Architect and Author, will discuss why it is important to sustainably upgrade our older building stock, how heritage conservation relates to environmental conservation and to the global and national movement towards the new “Low Carbon Economy”. As co-author of “Building Resilience: Practical Guidelines for the Sustainable Conservation of Buildings in Canada”, he will explore both why we should and how we can make historic buildings part of our “greening” plans. Mark will introduce the key principles of the Guidelines and how they can be applied to a wide variety of building types from homes to large-scale non-residential sites by both professionals and owners. Drawing on his 30 years of experience in practice and his national and international involvement in both the heritage and sustainability fields, he will highlight case studies from Vancouver, Canada and the USA and discuss how we can successfully connect our historic buildings with our sustainability goals.
This is the “pre-tour” lecture of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation.
June 1st, 7:30 pm.