Sunday, May 20, 2012
Admission: Free (donations accepted)
Movies on a Big Screen at The Guild
2828 35th St, Sacramento, CA

The Greenest Building

The Greenest Building

Presented in conjunction with the Sacramento Old City Association. Local historian William Burg will also be speaking about local historic districts and Oak Park following the film.

Over the next 20 years, one third of our nation’s existing building stock (over 82 billion square feet) will be demolished in order to replace seemingly inefficient buildings with energy efficient “green” buildings.

Is demolition on this scale really the best use of natural, social and economic resources?

Or, like urban renewal projects of the 1960’s, is it part of a well-intentioned planning strategy with devastating environmental and cultural consequences?

“The Greenest Building” provides a compelling argument for conservation, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of our existing building stock as the single most effective strategy for reducing, reusing and recycling one of our most important consumer products-our buildings.

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