City’s ‘Green Building and Historic Preservation’ Workshop set Oct.9

The City of Coral Gables, Coral Gables Historic Preservation Board and the Villagers Inc. present a “Green Building and Historic Preservation” Workshop to take place on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave. The greenest building is one that is already built is the theme of this workshop.

Architect and University of Miami Professor Jorge Hernandez will speak on new construction vs. restored or rehabilitated buildings, highlighting the perspective of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for which he is a trustee. Other speakers include Dr. John Parker, professor emeritus, FIU, and architect Thorn Grafton.

Topics will include landscaping for energy and water conservation, recycled building materials, energy conservation and alternate energy supplies and the impact of climate change, all with a focus on historic buildings.

The cost is $10 per person which includes a working lunch. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Coral Gables Historical Resources Department at 305-460-5093. Checks may be mailed to the Villagers, 409 Viscaya Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134.

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