We are passionate about helping people better understand historic preservation and sustainability. Below are a few of our favorite resource links and books to help you on your journey.
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Work on historic properties must adhere to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Preservation. The following are the four standards that are distinct, but interrelated approaches for completing the work:
There are numerous green rating systems available for building projects to pursue. Each rating system is slightly different and varies in applicability depending on the building type and use.
- LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)
- LBC (Living Building Challenge)
- Passive House
- Green Globes
- Energy Star (it's not just for appliances!)
- Enterprise Green Communities
Historic + Sustainable
Frequently Asked Questions
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