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Download the flyer attachment for AIA and USGBC Professional Learning Unit Credit:
Maydestone event flyer.pdf

Thursday February 9, 2012, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

The Maydestone is a historic building in downtown Sacramento that has been redeveloped into affordable apartments using the affordable housing and historic preservation tax credits.  It provides an excellent example of how a historic rehabilitation can also be an energy efficient project. The Maydestone is applying for LEED Silver certification and features sustainable elements such as solar thermal and photoelectric panels, a rain harvesting and irrigation system for existing window boxes, clear solar film on original window glass, and energy-recovery braking installed on the original cage elevator. The reuse of the building itself ensures the continued use of all the original material of the building, representing old growth timber and minerals mined, processed and transported over 100 years ago. It makes good use of its existing urban site, situated close to amenities and near light rail and public transit.


Learning Objectives: At the end of this event, attendees will be able to:


·         Appreciate the synergies of affordable housing and historic preservation tax credits for developing properties

·         Apply the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation to evaluate original materials for retention or reuse on site

·         Determine strategies to retain existing historic fabric using the California Historical Building Code

·         Integrate suitable active and passive technology into the retrofit of existing buildings

·         Understand the relationship between carbon reduction and the reuse of existing buildings.

·         Maximize the potential of an existing urban site with respect to solar, water and transit resources



Steve Labatschi, owner/developer

Mark Huck, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CA Office of Historic Preservation

Gary Becker, SMUD Public Utility Liaison