Thursday, November 15, 2012

CPA annual meeting, awards to highlight Zoo's stewardship initiatives

Cincinnati Preservation Association's (CPA) 48th Annual Meeting and Awards will feature a celebration of the oldest zoo structure in the country, which is undergoing a major restoration.

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is utilizing a Save America's Treasures grant to restore its Reptile House, a National Historic Landmark built in 1875.

CPA will highlight how the reuse of historic buildings contributes to a lower carbon future, and how the zoo earned the title of "The Greenest Zoo in America" in 2010 for its green stewardship initiatives, including the LEED Platinum Historic Vine Street Village, the LEED Gold Pavilion and Zoo Gift Shop, the LEED Silver Harold C. Schott Education Center, green roofs, rain gardens, parking lot solar arrays, composting, and recycling efforts.

The event will be held Saturday from 1 P.M.-3 P.M. at the zoo's Harold C. Schott Education Center, located on Erkenbrecher Avenue. Following the presentation, attendees will be able to enjoy the Reptile House – and the rest of the zoo – until 5 P.M.

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required. To reserve your spot and to receive parking instructions, contact CPA at (513) 721-4506.

Previous reading on BC:
September CPA tour to highlight West McMicken progress (8/21/12)
Three NKY cities award best in preservation (5/25/12)
'Old House, New Owner' to provide historic restoration strategies (3/22/11)
Saturday protest planned for Corryville redevelopment site (3/10/11)
Gamble House wins latest round (3/1/11)