Energy Efficiency and the Historic House: Presentation by Marena Wisniewski and Todd Levine/CT State Preservation Office (SHPO)


on Zoom

Presented by Wilton Historical in collaboration with Wilton Go Green

It’s the age-old adage: “the greenest house is the one already built.” Historic houses are inherently sustainable, with features built in to capitalize on using and retaining energy. Historic houses can also be updated in appropriate ways to make them even more efficient, some of which you can do yourself. Join us as we share helpful tips and case studies to help owners save money on their bills, help the environment, and maintain their home- all at the same time!

Don’t miss this detailed presentation by two experts!

Marena Wisniewski
Marena Wisniewski serves as the State Register Coordinator for the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office, as well as an environmental reviewer and coordinator of the Women’s and Minority History Trail. Prior to coming to Hartford, she was the Preservation & Public Engagement Officer at the Providence Preservation Society, as well as a private consultant serving New York City. She holds a MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University, and a MA in World History from NYU. With a specific concentration in materials science, she spends most of her free time researching building performance and arguing with window salesmen.

Todd Levine
An architectural historian with a Master’s degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Georgia, Todd has worked at inspecting, studying, and preserving Connecticut’s historic resources since 2003. Todd was the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation’s (now Preservation Connecticut) Preservation Services Officer from 2006-2009 and from 2009-2012 he was Director of the Historic Barns of Connecticut program, one of the most comprehensive barn programs in the nation. Todd is the chairman of the Historic Properties Commission of the Town of Hamden and has been at the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office as an architectural historian, Freedom Trail coordinator and environmental reviewer since 2013.

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