Clatsop Community College and the Fort George Brewery are pleased to announce the next public event in the Ales & Ideas lecture series held in the Fort George Lovell Showroom and featuring free multimedia presentations by members of the CCC faculty and staff. Thursday, April 25th, 2013 the series presents “Historic Preservation: The Original Sustainable Building Technique” with CCC Historic Preservation faculty Lucien Swerdloff and John Goodenberger.

When allowed to function as originally intended, historic buildings can be—with simple upgrades—nearly as energy efficient as newly constructed “green” buildings. Older commercial buildings were constructed during a time when it was expected that their energy needs would be met passively. Basic lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation were accomplished through simple, practical building details.

This presentation will cover basic concepts of “green” building and methods of improving energy efficiency in historic buildings.

Goodenberger is an architectural historian and preservationist raised in Astoria who has guided the restoration of many of the city’s historic buildings. Swerdloff is the coordinator of the CCC Historic Preservation Program. He also teaches graphic design and computer-aided design and drafting.

The Fort George Lovell Showroom is located at 14th and Duane streets in Astoria. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the program begins at 7 p.m. Seasonal beers on tap; food and other beverages are available for purchase; and minors are welcome.

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