The Greenest Building, shown at the National Preservation Conference, PastForward!

Posted on October 29, 2014 by

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November 13: Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter announces that the award-winning documentary, The Greenest Building, will be shown in Savannah at the National Preservation Conference, PastForward. Narrated by David Ogden Stiers and produced in 2011 by Jane Turville, the film prominently features the East Henry St., facility that houses the Shelter. The film explores whether a newly constructed green building is the most sustainable choice and shows how renovation and adaptive use of existing structures can fully achieve the same environmentally friendly goals.

“The Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter was renovated in 2008 and was one of the first LEED-certified nonprofit buildings in Savannah,” explained executive director Linda K. Hilts. “We are thrilled that our building was highlighted in this acclaimed documentary and that Savannahians will have the opportunity to see it at the PastForward Conference.”

Recognized in 2011 with a People’s Choice Bronze Telly Award and CINE Golden Eagle Award, The Greenest Building will be shown on Thursday, from 2:50-3:50 p.m. at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, One International Dr. The PastForward Film Series is open to the public and there is no admission fee. The public is also encouraged to visit the Preservation Studio, which will include live demonstrations and exhibits. The remainder of Conference events, including educational sessions, plenary talks and receptions, are open only to registered participants.
To learn more about the PastForward Conference please visit
To learn more about Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter please visit or (912) 234-4048.