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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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Spring 2009 Forum Journal: Positioning Preservation in a Green World

T able of Content • Introduction by Emily Wadhams • Historic Preservation and Green Buildings: Finding Common Ground by Richard Moe • Positioning Preservation in the Center of the Green Area by Steve Tilly • The Secretary Standards and Leed: Where They Work Together and Where They...

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Developing Sustainability Guidelines for Historic Districts (2011)

A guide for historic preservation commissions on how to include sustainability principles in design guidelines for rehabilitation of historic properties and for design of compatible new construction in historic districts. #PreservationTools #GreenGuidelines #historicdistricts #design


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March 2013 Forum Focus: Putting the Saving Windows, Saving Money Report to Work

The Preservation Green Lab’s recently released report, Saving Windows, Saving Money: Evaluating the Energy Performance of Window Replacement and Retrofit, helps owners of historic homes make informed decisions about the pros and cons of retrofitting or replacing older windows in order to...


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“Green”-habbing Chicago’s Signature Bungalows

About NeighborWorks The NeighborWorks® network of 235 member organizations builds safe, affordable housing, provides homeownership and financial fitness opportunities, and spurs economic development in thousands of neighborhoods and rural communities in 49 states. NeighborWorks...

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The Power of Preservation: Historic Properties and Renewable Energy in the Northwest

“Adverse effect? But our power line will span it, how can that be an impact?” The Energy Policy Act surged onto the stage in 2005 to renew interest in energy development by expanding renewable energy, especially wind and solar. A resurgence of proposed mega transmission line projects has...

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Preservation Meets Energy Efficiency

The word “frontier,” meaning an area beyond an established border or boundary, is a familiar term in western history and can be applied to Spokane, which at one time epitomized the powerful force of westward expansion. Frontier can also mean cutting edge, as in exploring new territory in a...

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District Energy and Existing Neighborhoods

Heating systems that serve multiple users have been in place since the days of ancient Rome when they were used to provide hot water for the city’s steam baths. Since then, cities have relied on various forms of district-wide systems to provide services for residents. With the availability of...