Tagged: Recycling

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!

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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