Calculating Carbon Savings from Building Reuse and Retrofit
Decisions about whether to reuse, retrofit, or replace older buildings can have a big impact on carbon emissions. But calculating those impacts is difficult without good data. This session will highlight development of an innovative new “carbon calculator” that will allow preservationists, developers, policy makers, and other users to compare the carbon impacts of specific reuse, retrofit, and replacement scenarios. Hear from the developers of the “Carbon Avoided Reuse Estimator” (or C.A.R.E.) tool and learn how it can support efforts to save carbon and historic buildings. Brought to you by the Preservation Priorities Task Force.
Jim Lindberg, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Alison Frazee, Boston Preservation Alliance
Lori Ferriss, Goody Clancy Architects
Larry Strain, Seigel & Strain, Architects