Sustainable Preservation: Something Old, Something New, Something Green


In March, at the National Building Museum’s “For the Greener Good Series,” Maria Casarella, AIA of Cunningham | Quill Architects took part in a panel discussion with Brendan Owens, VP of LEED Technical Development at USGBC, and Eleni Reed, Chief Greening Officer at GSA to discuss how Historic Preservation Concerns can be Integrated in Sustainability Rating Systems and Regulations.
In continuing the professional movement towards Sustainable Preservation, Maria Casarella, an appointed member of the Washington, DC Historic Preservation Review Board, gave a presentation on this topic at Design DC along with Steve Callcott, the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer of the DC Historic Preservation Office.
It was an opportunity to educate fellow practitioners about the best methods of evaluation for preservation and green strategies. Several Cunningham | Quill projects were included in the presentation as case studies for sustainable preservation in Washington, DC.

Our design approach thoughtfully integrates historic preservation with the most effective sustainable technologies available. We hope to share with you case studies of our completed and in-design projects that speak to Sustainable Preservation and good building practices in the future.

For the full presentation at Design DC see below for Something Old, Something New, Something Green, or visit the DC Historic Preservation Office for more information on Sustainability in the District of Columbia.