Retrofitting Historic Buildings to Achieve Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability

May 18, 2023 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time Metro Toronto Convention Center - North Building, 107 Constitution Hall Concurrent Session
Mission Priority Open to All Attendees
Adaptive Use and Building Reuse Historic Preservation Sustainable Development
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Around 75 percent of the global building stock in 2040 will be buildings that already exist today. This means that retrofitting existing structures is key to our push toward decarbonization and equity. Historic buildings are particularly well positioned to carry the mantle due to their cultural significance, income-generating potential (both directly and indirectly), and governmental incentives available to owners and developers. For this session, stakeholders from different fields of expertise within historic preservation and development will offer their perspectives on how best to join forces to preserve the past for a sustainable future. A candid discussion of available tools, challenges, and barriers, as well as case studies and examples, will be presented.