|High Falls, Rochester NY|
|Genesee Valley Park, Rochester NY|
|Erie Canal & converted grain tower, |
If you only read one thing, take a look at this article from the National Trust's Preservation Magazine:
A Cautionary Tale--Amid our green-building boom, why neglecting the old in favor of the new just might cost us dearly. By Wayne Curtis.
From us, The Landmark Society:
8 reasons why preservation is an environmentally friendly activity
The Greenest Building - display board from Greentopia
Embodied Energy - display board from Greentopia
Preservation Tips - display board from Greentopia
From CITY Newspaper:
Closing the door on vinyl windows
From the National Trust for Historic Preservation:
Sustainability & Historic Preservation
Window Know-How: A Guide to Going Green
Historic Wood Windows Tip Sheet
Energy Efficient Strategies - Cold Climates
Energy Efficient Strategies - Main Street
From the NY State Historic Preservation Office:
From Old House Journal:
Weatherstripping 101 (the print version of this article has more helpful photos and inserts)
The Greenest Building - This website calculates the amount of embodied energy contained in an existing building and the amount of energy required to demolish a building. You can even convert those numbers into gallons of gasoline.
Caitlin Meives is Preservation Planner with The Landmark Society. She'll be spending this weekend celebrating her two favorite things--the natural and the historic built environments.