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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 Contents • 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...

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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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A Preservation Perspective on Green Home Rating Systems

Homes constitute the largest number of historic properties in the United States. The actual number of older residential properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places is in the millions. A 1997 study by the U.S. Energy Administration estimated that 18.1...

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Greening Design Guidelines: Two Case Studies, New Orleans and Oklahoma City

Preservation commissions across the country are taking a fresh look at their preservation guidelines in light of rapidly evolving changes in energy-saving technologies. And many are finding that they can be part of the solution, rather than simply an obstacle. Two cities— New Orleans and...

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Integrating Historic Preservation and Sustainability at the Local Level

Welcome to the Summer 2012 edition of Forum Journal . This issue brings together a diverse collection of articles that highlight progress in all corners of the country in advancing the integration of historic preservation and sustainability goals. While sustainability considerations may not...

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Historic Preservation and LEED for Neighborhood Development

Last year I moderated a session at the 2008 National Preservation Conference in Tulsa, Okla., titled “How Green Is Your Historic Neighborhood?” The session description stated that “Most green building efforts have focused on commercial construction, but this is about to change...