Experts speaking about energy efficiency, historic homes in Wilton

Marena Wisniewski, shown, and Todd Levine, of Connecticut’s State Historic Preservation Office, are going to give an “Energy Efficiency and the Historic House,” presentation via Zoom, on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Marena Wisniewski, shown, and Todd Levine, of Connecticut’s State Historic Preservation Office, are going to give an “Energy Efficiency and the Historic House,” presentation via Zoom, on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 2 p.m.

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Marena Wisniewski, and Todd Levine, of Connecticut’s State Historic Preservation Office, are going to give an “Energy Efficiency and the Historic House,” presentation via Zoom, on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 2 p.m.

There is a suggested contribution of $10.

Register for the event at wiltonhistorical.org, info@wiltonhistorical.org, or call 203-762-7257.

The event is being presented by the Wilton Historical Society in collaboration with the Wilton Go Green non-profit organizations.

The Historical Society is going to share helpful tips, and case studies to help owners of the homes, save money on their bulls, help the environent, and maintain their homes, all at the same time.

The event will be a detailed presentation by the two experts.

Historic houses are inherently sustainable, with features built in them to capitalize on using, and retaining energy, according to information from the Historical Society.

It’s the age-old adage: “the greenest house is the one already built,” according to information from the Historical Society.

Historic houses can also be updated in appropriate ways to make them even more efficient, some of which people can do themselves.

Wisniewski serves as the state register coordinator for the office.

Wisiewski is also an environmental reviewer, and coordinator of the Women’s and Minority History Trail in the state.

Prior to coming to Hartford, Conn., Wisiewski was the preservation, and public engagement officer at the Providence Preservation Society in Providence, R.I.

Wisiewski was also previously a private consultant serving New York, N.Y.

Wisiewski holds a Master’s of Science degree in Historic Preservation from Columbia University in New York, N.Y., and a Master’s of Arts in World History from the New York University, also in New York, N.Y.

With a specific concentration in materials science, Wisiewski spends most of her free time researching building performance, and conversing with window salesmen.

Levine is also an architectural historian with a Master’s degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga.

Levine has worked at inspecting, studying, and preserving Connecticut’s historic resources since 2003.

Levine was the Conneticut Trust for Historic Preservation’s, now Preservation Connecticut, preservation services officer from 2006-2009.

Levine was the director of the Historic Barns of Connecticut program from 2009-2012.

The program is one of the most comprehensive barn programs in the U.S.

Levine is also the chairman of the Historic Properties Commission of the Town of Hamden.

Levine has been at the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office as an architectural historian, a Freedom Trail coordinator and an enivronmental reviewer since 2013.

The Wilton Historical Society, is located at 224 Danbury Road in Wilton.

The website for the Historical Society is wiltonhistorical.org.