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Kansas Preservation, Energy and Sustainability Conference
Jan. 25-28
Century II and Drury Broadview Plaza Hotel

A wealth of money-saving tips for businesses, historic preservationists and the general public will be available during the 4th annual Kansas Preservation, Energy and Sustainability Conference Jan. 25-28 at Century II and the Drury Broadview Plaza Hotel.

This year’s conference combines two annual conferences, as the Kansas Historical Society partners with Green Wichita. The annual Kansas Preservation Conference will be featured Wednesday and Thursday, and a combined program of preservation and energy sustainability rounds out the four-day event.

Highlights of the four-day event include presentations by nationally known architects Carl Elefante and Eric Corey Freed, presentation of the annual Clean Air Awards by Mayor Carl Brewer and a keynote address Karen Harbert, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for the 21st Century. The awards ceremony and Harbert address both occur during the Friday luncheon at Century II.

Architects Elefante and Corey are both accredited professionals in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and are part of the Thursday/Friday schedule focusing on preservation.

A lengthy roster of expert speakers is scheduled throughout the four day event. A full listing of the Conference program is available at Paid registration is required for the Wednesday-Friday schedule and can be completed on the website or by contacting Jana Henderson at

Saturday’s schedule features a free admission to the Community Energy and Sustainability Fair at Century II from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Highlights include a display of energy efficient automobiles, home improvement and energy audit demonstrations and prize drawings for free bicycles and rain barrels. Top prize is a patio door worth $2,000.

Promotion for the conference includes the telecast of “Go Green to Stay Green” on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 12 p.m. on KSCW-TV and at 7 p.m. on KWCH-TV. The stations are media sponsors for the event.

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