An interview with Jean Carroon in the September Issue of Traditional Building Magazine

In a recent interview with Traditional Building Magazine, Jean Carroon discusses what it means to be sustainability-focused in the 21st century. Expanding the definition of sustainability analyzing environmental impacts to considerations of health and well-being places more value on existing buildings because “a healthy world values and uses what already exists.”

Jean is quoted in the article, describing the impact of sustainable preservation in preparing the built environment for the future: “I believe we have a responsibility to prepare existing and heritage buildings for the future—examples are preparations for climate change, like flood protection, or increasing the size of downspouts to handle more rain, or moving building systems to all electrical, anticipating a greening grid.”

Read the full interview here.