Architect promotes sustainability


Date: Sunday, May 3, 2009
Publication: Portsmouth Herald

PORTSMOUTH — Lisa DeStefano of DeStefano Architects took green ideas abroad and presented at a conference at Saint John International University in Torino, Italy.

The lecture series, Sustainability and Building Renovation and Restoration was presented in conjunction with the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, AIANH.

Recently appointed to the board of trustees of Saint John International University, DeStefano was part of an event held April 16-17 at the historic Della Rovere Castle. The aim of the conference was to promote a discussion among professionals and students around an environmental and sustainable approach to architecture. The university is a new and innovative American University in Torino and affiliated with AIANH. SJIU has adopted an environmental approach to its academic programs and research.

DeStefano's presentation included a presentation of energy conscious approaches in the renovation of residential buildings in the United States, as well as a look at case studies on sustainable renovations including Boston's Children's Museum.

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