From Gray Areas to Green Areas: Developing Sustainable Practices in Preservation Environments (GAGA)

Venue: AVAYA Auditorium, The University of Texas at Austin

Location: Austin, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 01, 2007 End Date/Time: Nov 03, 2007
Registration Date: Nov 03, 2007
Early Registration Date: Sep 16, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: May 30, 2007
Paper Submission Date: May 30, 2007
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The Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record at the University of Texas, Austin, will host From Gray Areas to Green Areas: Developing Sustainable Practices in Preservation Environments. This three-day symposium will examine sustainable practices in cultural heritage preservation environments.

Symposium Partners:

Getty Trust
The J. Paul Getty Trust
School of Architecture,
University of Texas at Austin

+ Policy and Politics: What are the key factors that make integrating sustainable technologies in preservation facilities possible? Who are the people we need to convince? What public policies can create positive change in our practices?

+ Costs and Benefits: What are the hard numbers associated with sustainable buildings, materials, and practices? In what ways can we quantify the benefits of green buildings, using renewable energy resources, and other sustainability-oriented changes when the up-front costs may be high?

+ Engineering, Adaptive Reuse and New Buildings: What can changing the shapes and characteristics of preservation facilities do for sustainability? How are new building materials, thoughtful design, and adaptive reuse going to contribute to sustainable preservation environments? What projects are leading the way for us?

+ Indoor Environments: How will we refine our working and storage environments to create places where preservationists and the materials they preserve can coexist comfortably?

+ Practicality and Practices: What steps can preservationists take to increase recycling, reduce chemical waste, and find alternatives to hazardous materials?


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Additional Information

Registration for the two day symposium is $275. There is limited space and a separate registration of $100 for the slam session.