Did You Know?

Did you know that historic preservation is green –  as in sustainable  and environmentally responsible?

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“A commonly quoted phrase, ‘the greenest building is the one that’s already built,’ succinctly expresses the relationship between preservation and sustainability. The repair and retrofitting of existing and historic buildings is considered by many to be the ultimate recycling project, and focusing on historic buildings has added benefits for the larger community.”

The National Park Service

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