Aug 7: Film screening on restoring buildings as green building

The Greenest Building: The Role of Historic Buildings in Creating a Sustainable Culture”

Restoring old and historic houses is "green building" because repurposing our built environment helps reduce our impact on the natural environment.

Join the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation for a screening of “The Greenest Building,” by Jane Turville, a preservationist, writer, and producer of this important documentary that examines the cost of tearing down our historic built environment.

Following the film, Ms. Turville will discuss the connection between built heritage and natural heritage, and their important role in creating sustainable societies.

Jane Turville, writer, producer and director of "The Greenest Building," received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon and interned with the National Trust for Historic Preservation in London, England.  She has worked for several architectural firms in the Portland area and more recently as non-profit development director/program manager for the Northwest Earth Institute. With over 12 years experience in historic preservation, architectural design and construction administration, Ms. Turville has given presentations on Portland, Oregon's Old Town historic district and has organized and presented various sustainability conference workshops for teenagers and adults.

Film screening and filmmaker discussion 6-8 p.m.  at the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center (744 Rebecca Ave. in Wilkinsburg).  Free and open to the public, but RSVPs are appreciated!  Contact Mary Lu Denny: 412-471-5808 ext. 527.  

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