Steven Blashfield is the Director of G&HA’s Cultural Studio and was recently certified as CAP Assessor by Heritage Preservation for assessment of historic properties. He will be presenting at the Virginia Association of Museums, held March 17-20 in Newport News, VA.

Recognizing that conservation can and should apply to more than just our collections; trends in sustainability, when correctly applied, can have a real financial benefit to long range operations of our facilities. Going “green” is more than just jumping on the bandwagon – it is about forging new partnerships, using precious resources wisely, and setting a good example as leaders in our communities. We hope to see you at one of these venues.

The Robert H. Smith Center at Montalto recently achieved LEED Silver certification and is already demonstrated a dramatic improvement in energy conservation.

As a part of Washington & Lee Universities historic Colonnade, Newcomb Hall has achieved both historic preservation tax credits and LEED – Silver certification, demonstrating that effective preservation and energy efficiency can be achieved in tandem.

The Alexander Black House and Museum is one of G&HA’s most recent efforts in sustainable preservation – pursuing LEED Silver certification.