Track 4: Radical Regeneration: Business, Policy and Adaptation in Urban and Rural Communities
This session is approved for 1.5 LU | HSW.
Four presentations will share innovative and creative approaches to thinking about regulatory and policy implications for sustainability and heritage preservation. Creating and facilitating a multi-agency preservation and sustainability guide for the District of Columbia included structuring evaluation, planning and decision-making strategies for green retrofits of historic buildings that have implications for owners, tenants, managers, and residents. Best practices for model building code equivalencies focused on safety and energy efficiency will be discussed and expanded to include exploration of alternate compliance methods that optimize preservation and building performance goals. Case studies demonstrating the role that adaptive reuse of heritage buildings have played in achieving the National Housing Strategy’s goals for partnerships, social inclusion, and sustainability. The role that tax policy plays in driving the cycle of demolition and tear downs and the subsequent cultural and environmental impact will be discussed.