PRESERVATION AND GREEN GOALS OVERLAP
Reconciling their differences is possible, striving to be flexible and creative
Historic buildings were traditionally designed with many sustainable features that responded to climate and site. When effectively restored and reused, these features can bring about substantial energy savings. Taking into account historic buildings’ original climatic adaptations, today’s sustainable technology can supplement inherent sustainable features without compromising unique historic character. Sustainability begins with preservation and historic buildings are inherently sustainable. Preservation maximizes the use of existing materials and infrastructure, reduces waste, and preserves the historic character of older towns and cities.