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Summer 2012 Forum Journal: Green and Local Powers Preservation

​ Cities both large and small are embracing sustainability for a number of reasons and in a variety of different ways. The Summer 2012 issue of Forum Journal focuses on the efforts of local communities to integrate historic preservation with sustainability goals. These efforts range from ...


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America Saves: Main Street Tips + Best Practices

Main Street, downtown, and community development programs across the country should consider this document to be a source of information and issue framing, to encourage increased small business energy efficiency. The assembled best practices were developed based on outcomes and learnings derived...

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13 Tips for Business Owners to Save Energy, and Money

After review of the 10 Low-Cost or No-Cost Tips for Small Businesses to Save Energy , and Money guide, small business owners should consult this guide for more specific, step-by-step instructions. Again, some of these tips apply at home as well! #Energy #Sustainability #AmericaSaves ...


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10 Low-Cost or No-Cost Tips for Small Businesses to Save Energy, and Money

Small business owners should consider this resource document as an essential guide for “where to start” in search of taking measurable steps towards saving energy, and money. These low-hanging fruit tips can also serve as a good “where to start” for homeowners and renters...


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America Saves Sample Energy Report

This is a sample America Saves custom energy report that was delivered to small businesses who participated in the America Saves project. Each report communicates the characteristics of each business’ existing energy use and highlighted areas for potential improvements and savings. ...

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Small Businesses Save Big: A Borrower’s Guide To Increase the Bottom Line Using Energy Efficiency

This factsheet was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Small Business Alliance (SBA) and uses data from the Preservation Green Lab's America Saves program to support increased small business energy efficiency access and performance. #PreservationGreenLab ...


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America Saves: Three Years in Review

The Preservation Green Lab and Main Street America have spent the last three years touring the country to meet and work with small business communities, electric and gas utilities, energy efficiency contractors, and local energy efficiency and small business champions. All of this work...

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Saving Windows, Saving Money: Evaluating the Energy Performance of Window Retrofit and Replacement

A report produced by the Preservation Green Lab, a project of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, offers insight for homeowners weighing the financial and energy tradeoffs between replacing or repairing older, less efficient windows. This analysis, Saving Windows, Saving Money:...

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Realizing the Energy Efficiency Potential of Small Buildings

Small commercial buildings represent a massive and largely untapped opportunity for new energy savings. A breakthrough study provides analysis and guidance on how these savings can be realized. A new study produced by the Preservation Green Lab, a project of the National Trust for Historic...

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The Greenest Building: Quantifying the Environmental Value of Building Reuse

A report produced by the Preservation Green Lab of the National Trust for Historic Preservation provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the potential environmental benefit of building reuse. This groundbreaking study, The Greenest Building: Quantifying the Environmental Value of...

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