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posted 3/24/17
The Association for Preservation Technology DC Chapter
Washington, DC, USA

APT DC Chapter 2017 Symposium

Energy Efficiency of Historic Sites

Friday, May 12, 2017

Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington

Mt. Vernon, VA

The Association for Preservation Technology, Washington, DC chapter invites the submission of presentations for their annual symposium, which will be held on May 12, 2017 at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. The Symposium will address methods for increasing the efficiency of traditional buildings while maintaining the integrity of the cultural resource. This call for presentations seeks both hands–on demonstrations and traditional lecture formats. Possible topics include:

  • Common efficiency challenges for historic resources in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region
  • Local energy code requirements and strategies to achieve them
  • Energy modeling and other technologies to identify and/or benchmark energy usage in historic structures
  • Cost benefit and life-cycle analysis
  • Restore, Retrofit or Replacement? Conservation treatments to sensitively remediate common areas of energy loss in historic structures
  • Inherent energy benefits of historic structures and approaches to maximize them

Abstracts may be submitted on any topic, technical research, or case study related to this theme. Presentations that discuss case studies should demonstrate how the example contributes knowledge to the field of historic preservation and the symposium theme by providing in-depth analysis of what was learned in the course of the study or project.

To propose a presentation, please submit a typewritten abstract of no more than 400 words, in English, and provide the following information: title of presentation, name of speaker, occupation, business mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address, and text of abstract. Please also include a brief resume. Typical presentation lengths of 20 minutes though 40 minutes will be considered. Please indicate your preferred presentation length, and if your presentation will be in lecture or hands-on demonstration format.

NEW for 2017 | Call for Posters: APT DC is excited to announce that our 2017 Symposium will be hosting its first Student Poster Session. The poster session will give students and recent graduates an opportunity to share their work in a special section of the Symposium. The aim of this session is to provide a peer-reviewed platform for research and work related to this year's theme. Selected posters will be displayed prominently at the meeting and post-Symposium networking event. Poster presenters will be encouraged to attend the Symposium and to discuss their work between speaker sessions. A pdf-format file of your poster will be displayed on APT DC's website after the Symposium.

To apply, please follow the timeline below. Submissions should include a provisional title, a brief abstract (300-500 words), along with 1-2 representative images. Submissions should be made in English and must include your name, the name of the educational institution you attend/attended, and graduation year. In addition, please indicate whether or not you intend to attend the APT DC Symposium. Successful applicants will receive additional information with their notification, including a digital template for the general poster format.

Please e-mail abstracts by March 24, 2017 to: info@aptdc.org

For further information, contact us at info@aptdc.org

Information on APT DC may be found at our website, http://aptdc.org

Important Deadlines:

  • March 24, 2017: Submission of Abstracts Deadline
  • Week of April 3, 2017: Notification of Acceptance
  • May 1, 2017: PowerPoint Presentations and Poster Templates Due
  • May 12, 2017: Symposium

Selection Notification and Speaker Responsibilities

Please read the following guidelines carefully:

  • Each presenter, including selected poster session presenters, will receive a complimentary registration for the symposium. Speakers will not be paid. (No more than two presenters per poster session)
  • All travel and additional expenses are the responsibility of the speaker.
  • Presenters are required to use PowerPoint technology for their presentations.
  • PowerPoint presentation and template poster PDF must be submitted to APT DC at the specified deadline date in order to preload presentations to avoid on-site slowdowns.
  • Demonstrations will be held outside, weather permitting. The area will be roped off for Symposium attendees, but other visitors to the Library may view the demonstrations. Please provide precaution if using materials that may be hazardous to guests.
  • Speakers not meeting key deadlines may be removed from the program.
  • Abstracts may be posted on the APT DC website.
  • Speakers must indicate in abstract if they are willing to be videotaped during presentation and have videotaped presentation posted on APT DC website.

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