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Jeff discusses the idea of adaptive reuse and his intention for the photoshoot.

Green Conversion | 2022

Artist: Jeff Mark Leavitt

Medium: 35mm film

Dimensions: 16″ x 20″

“A diverse built environment contributes greatly to urban quality of life, but perhaps the best thing about adaptive reuse in terms of sustainability is that it preserves and respects a building’s embodied energy. Embodied energy is the energy that has already gone into building a structure. The building process takes a lot of energy: growing the trees for the wooden frame, mining the metals used, manufacturing and transporting drywall, carpet and glass, and so on and so forth. Every component of a construction project arrives with a history of energy expenditure built in.” — Caylin Ellowitz, Forecast Journal Issue 9 Image features performance by Autumn Palen, Jordan Thomas, Liv Mai & Tajzon James.