Managing Change: Strategies for Improving a Building’s Energy Performance
As preservationists always say: "The Greenest Building is the One That's Already Built." Sustainability is a significant consideration in historic preservation. Historic buildings have features that make use of natural light and air flow. How can those working on historic buildings use new technologies to improve a building's energy performance? Look at how you can make an historic building even more green while maintaining the character and integrity of historic buildings.
- Addressing the common goals of sustainability and historic preservation
- Understanding the importance of existing resources of historic buildings in terms of sustainability
- Rediscovering the value of maintenance and repair, and by doing so embodied & operating energy savings
- Gaining a holistic appreciation about environmental, cultural and economic benefits of sustainable preservation
John D. Lesak
, AIA, FAPT, LEED AP, Architect and Principal, Page & Turnbul