EPA 1-day symposium looks at latest techniques in green preservation of older buildings.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a free one-day symposium on current approaches and innovations in green preservation of older buildings on Jan. 21, 2010, in Indianapolis.

The event, which begins at 8:30 a.m., will be hosted by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 at the Columbia Club hotel and meeting center, 121 Monument Circle.

Government-rate rooms are available to symposium registrants. Required registration for the event closes Jan. 7.

The agenda includes sessions on financial incentives to practice green preservation, an exercise led by consultants to Chicago�s Historic Bungalow Initiative, and a panel discussion on aligning green restoration and historic preservation guidelines.

Following the symposium a collection of best practices and success stories will be developed.

Other symposium planning committee partners include: National Trust Historic Preservation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Illinois Historic Preservation Office, Landmarks Illinois, Indiana Historic Landmarks Foundation, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Development, City of Chicago Green Homes, Preservation Chicago, Historic Chicago Bungalow Association, Restoric, Inc. and Sustainable Solutions.

To register, see http://www.epa.gov/region5brownfields/ghp/. For more information, contact EPA Historic Preservation Specialist Yolanda Bouchee-Cureton, 312-353-3209 or bouchee.yolanda@epa.gov.