Research & Policy Lab
The National Trust’s Research & Policy Lab is the next generation of the Preservation Green Lab, expanding our research and policy innovation to issue areas beyond the original scope of environmental sustainability. The Lab conducts innovative research and develops new policies to help conserve and reuse older and historic buildings. The Lab’s ground-breaking reports provide data and analysis on the connections between older buildings and a range of positive economic, social, and environmental outcomes. The Lab maintains a national database of information about buildings in cities across the country and partners with preservation and community leaders to leverage their built assets to support more inclusive, healthy, and resilient communities.