This year’s Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference grapples with a very timely question: “how do we make traditional buildings energy efficient while also preserving their historic character?” This subject and much more will be presented in 50 seminars, workshops, architectural tours, keynotes and craftsmanship demonstrations held over four days in one of America’s greenest cities, Chicago. Additional sessions include: historic tax credits, infill development and downtown revitalization, window restoration, life cycle maintenance for historic facilities, period interior design, LEED for historic buildings, plaster repair, old house restoration and sympathetic additions to historic buildings.

In addition, the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU)¬†Annual Symposium offered in conjunction with the conference will take place on 22 October, and will be entitled “New Tools for Adaptive Re-use: the Hardware and the Software”. Symposium speakers include Steven Semes (author of The Future of the Past), Steve Mouzon (author of The Original Green), and Ethan Anthony (HDB/Cram and Ferguson Architects, and ICTP member).

Most conference events will be held on the shore of Lake Michigan at Chicago’s Navy Pier, 20-23¬†October 2010.

For more information on the INTBAU Symposium, see http://www.intbau.org/

For more information on the Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference or to register, see http://www.traditionalbuildingshow.com/index.shtml

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