Sustaining Places: Historic Preservation Summer Series 2017

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and the Chinatown Improvement District are pleased to announce the historic preservation summer series for 2017.

The 3-part series provides information about methods, techniques and resources to preserve historic commercial buildings. The seminars provide practical, specific information on maintaining and rehabilitating historic structures, helping them to continue to provide benefits to the owners, the historic district and the greater community. The series also educates policy makers about problems and concerns building owners face and potential solutions.

The 2017 series will be held on the second Wednesday of the months of May, June and July from 12 – 1 p.m. at Lyon Associates, 45 No. King Street, 5th Floor. The one-hour classes are free and open to the public.

May 10 Session: Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES LU.
June 14 Session: Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES (HSW) LU.
July 12 Session: Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES (HSW) LU.
AIA Honolulu is the registered provider.

The third session on Electrical Capacity & Upgrades is pending approval.

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Wednesday, MAY 10:

Facades & Storefronts: Identifying & Protecting Your Building’s Visual Presentation in a Cost Effective Way

Presented by:
Fung Associates, Inc. and Mason Architects, Inc.

This session will provide an overview of historic building facades and fronts with visual examples while identifying what’s important on your building’s façade and why. The presenters will explain character defining features and note why it is important to maintain/restore them.

The discussion will also include tips on how to protect/restore unique features in a cost effective way via identifying small, feasible projects and designing and implementing an action plan of step by step small preservation projects.

Opportunities for funding support will also be broached.

Wednesday, JUNE 14:

Improving the Performance of Historic & Existing Buildings to Save Energy and Money

Presented by:

Hawaii Energy, US Green Building Council Hawaii Chapter, Huper Optiks

This panel discussion will provide an overview of how building owners and occupants can take action in their buildings to reduce impacts to the environment while saving money through sustainable thinking, incentive and rebate programs, building certification, and treatment to the building envelope.

The benefits of utilizing nanoceramic window films to preserve energy and reduce costs will also be explored.

Wednesday, JULY 12:

Infrastructure: Electrical Capacity and Upgrades

Presented by:
Douglas Engineering Pacific, Inc.

Building owners and tenants can sometimes “be in the dark” about issues such as appropriate voltage, when to upgrade for new or heavier uses (restaurants, air conditioning, modern office with computer, appliances, etc.), and how to tie into public resources and research the costs to do so.

This session is for anyone who owns, manages or rents space in a commercial historic building and wants to learn more about electrical capacity and upgrades.



This series is proudly sponsored by:

Historic Hawaii Foundation, Chinatown Improvement District and Lyon Associates.

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