Tagged: Energy Efficiency

Did You Know?

Recent calculations indicate that it takes about 65 years for an energy efficient new building to save the amount of energy lost in demolishing an existing structure.

The best of both worlds. The Green Building in Louisville, Ky is both LEED certified and historic. Image via The Green Building

The best of both worlds. The Green Building in Louisville, Ky is both LEED certified and historic. Image via The Green Building

-The National Trust for Historic Preservation

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Did You Know?

Did you know that  a study published in 2011 by the Center for Resource Conservation showed retrofitted historic windows outperform new vinyl windows in terms of energy efficiency and economy?

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“Removing old windows is like stripping patina from antique wood.” Via Offay Design Studio (click the photo to jump through)

Be sure to check out the link for specifics about the eleven different preservation treatment options that were investigated!