UDC Public Architecture Series: Sustainable + Historic

Encore Sustainable Design Resource UDC Architecture Lecture April 3

Join Nakita Reed, co-founder of Encore Sustainable Design, on April 3 for Sustainable + Historic – Understanding the intersection of sustainability and historic preservation. This is an AIA accredited seminar sponsored by the University of District Columbia (UDC) Public Architecture Series.

Preservation and sustainability are intertwined ideologies. Buildings consume more energy than any other sector in the United States and as more buildings become historic – and new sustainable technologies are invented to reduce the energy consumption of building operations – there needs to be a more expansive conversation on how these two disciplines align. This session will explore a high level view of the two disciplines and provide tangible take-aways for improving energy efficiency in historic buildings.


Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the overlapping concepts of Historic Preservation and Sustainability.
  2. Understand how the Architecture2030 Challenge is changing the way architects look at existing buildings.
  3. Understand practical ways to improve the energy efficiency of a historic building.
  4. Examine how new sustainable technologies could be incorporated into historic structures.


Event Details

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Time: 6:30pm–8:00pm

Location: University of the District of Columbia, Architecture Suite 200, Building 32, 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Van Ness/UDC Metro stop on the Red Line

Cost: Free


About the Speaker

Nakita Reed co-founded Encore Sustainable Design, LLC to focus on good design, preservation, and making buildings more sustainable. She is a licensed architect skilled in the design of restoration and adaptive reuse projects. Nakita has been the LEED Accredited Professional on many new and historic buildings and is well versed in ways to incorporate sustainable features into new and existing buildings. She has experience working with various governmental agencies – from counties to GSA, the Navy and Veteran Affairs Administration. She is trained in multiple sustainability platforms, including LEED and Green Globes. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia. She completed her graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania where she earned her Master’s of Architecture, Master’s of Science in Historic Preservation, and certificate in Ecological Architecture.

She is Chair of the Maryland Green Building Council – a governor appointed position focused on advancing green building throughout the state of Maryland – and serves on numerous boards throughout the state of Maryland including Preservation Maryland and the Alice Ferguson Foundation.

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