We are passionate about helping people better understand historic preservation and sustainability.  Below are a few of our favorite books, webinars, podcast and resource links on Historic Preservation + Sustainability.

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Revitalizing Rural Maryland by Rural Maryland Council Report.

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Historic Preservation


Historic + Sustainable


Historic Preservation

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.


Finding Money for Sustainable Renovations

HOST: Open Architecture Collaborative

SPEAKERS: Nakita Reed, Encore Sustainable Design

Mark James, Urban Green

Architecture projects can be put on hold and stall out due to funding issues. Although funding is often outside of the architect's scope, knowing about the various funding options that exist can add value to the project and keep the project on schedule.

Maryland and Federal Historic Tax Credits

HOST: Preservation Maryland

SPEAKERS: Nakita Reed & Ward Bucher of Encore Sustainable Design

With funding from the Rural Maryland Council, Preservation Maryland recently hosted a free webinar on state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits available to owners of old and historic residential and commercial property in Maryland.


Frequently Asked Questions

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