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Sustainability (National Park Service)

Preservation and Sustainability (National Trust for Historic Preservation)

Preservation and Climate Change (National Trust for Historic Preservation)

Sustainable Historic Preservation (Whole Building Design Guide)

Sustainability and Historic Federal Buildings (ACHP)

Climate Change and Climate Resilience

Cultural Resources Climate Change Strategy (National Park Service)

Climate and Culture (National Trust for Historic Preservation)

High Water and High Stakes: Cultural Resources and Climate Change (National Trust for Historic Preservation)

Coastal Adaptation Strategies Handbook (National Park Service)

Coastal Adaptation Strategies: Case Studies (National Park Service)

Cultural Resource Management and Planning for the Impacts of Climate Change (George Wright Society Forum, 2015)

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National Landmarks At Risk: How Rising Seas, Floods, and Wildfires Are Threatening the United States' Most Cherished Historic Sites  (Union of Concerned Scientists)

Preserving Coastal Heritage: Summary Report (National Park Service)

Policy Memorandum on Climate Change and Stewardship of Cultural Resources, February 2014 (National Park Service)

Cultural Resources and Climate Change (National Park Service)

Climate Change and Your National Parks (National Park Service)

Protecting Cultural Resources in Coastal U.S. National Parks from Climate Change (George Wright Society Forum)

Webinar: Climate Science, Climate Change, and Cultural Resources (National Park Service)

Webinar: Climate Adaptation, Landscape Resilience, and Cultural Resources Management (National Park Service)

Webinar: Setting Priorities and Making Decisions for Preserving Coastal Heritage (National Park Service)

Climate Change (National Center for Preservation Technology and Training)

Adapting To Climate Change in Coastal Parks: Estimating the Exposure of Park Assets to 1 m of Sea-Level Rise (National Park Service)

Climate Change and Cultural Heritage Conservation: A Literature Review (Association for Preservation Technology)

Climate Change is the National Parks' Biggest Challenge

Resilient Heritage (National Park Service)

Sea Change: Climate Change and Coastal National Parks (National Trust for Historic Preservation)

Safeguarding Our Cultural Past from Future Climate Change: Stories from Cape Lookout National Seashore  (U.S. Geological Survey)

Safeguarding Our Cultural Past from Future Climate Change: Stories from Jamestown  (U.S. Geological Survey)

Climate Change International

Climate Change and Heritage Knowledge Exchange (US/ICOMOS)

World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate (Union of Concerned Scientists)

Adapting to a Changing Climate (Conservation Bulletin, English Heritage, Spring 2008)

Climate Change and the Historic Environment (English Heritage, 2008)

Climate Change and the Historic Environment (University College London Centre for Sustainable Heritage, 2005)

Flooding and Historic Buildings: Technical Advice Note (English Heritage, 2004)

Loss of Cultural World Heritage and Currently Inhabited Places to Sea-level Rise (IOPScience, 2014)

Cost Benefit Life-Cycle Analysis

The Greenest Building.JPGThe Greenest Building: Quantifying the Environmental Value of Building Reuse (National Trust for Historic Preservation)

Demonstrating the Environmental & Economic Cost-Benefits of Reusing DoD’s Pre-World War II Buildings (Department of Defense)

Energy Conservation and Weatherization

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The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation & Illustrated Guidelines on Sustainability for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings (National Park Service)

Interactive Web version

Preservation Brief 3: Improving Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings (National Park Service)

Preserving Historic Homes (Department of Energy)

Realizing the Energy Efficiency Potential of Small Buildings: Saving Energy, Money and Jobs (National Trust for Historic Preservation

Installing Green Roofs on Historic Buildings (National Park Service)

Green Roofs.JPGGreen Roofs:  Adding Green Roofs to Historic Buildings to Enhance their Sustainability and Energy Performance  (National Park Service)

Weatherization: Weatherizing and Improving the Energy Efficiency of Historic Buildings  (National Park Service)

NTHP Windows.JPGSaving Windows, Saving Money: Evaluating the Energy Performance of Window Retrofit and Replacement (National Trust for Historic Preservation)

Incorporating Solar Panels in a Rehabilitation Project (National Park Service)

Implementing Solar PV Projects on Historic Buildings and in Historic Districts (Department of Energy)

Installing Solar Panels on Historic Buildings: A Survey of the Regulatory Environment (Department of Energy/National Trust for Historic Preservation/North Carolina Solar Center)

Community Sustainability and Smart Growth

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Partnership for Sustainable Communities (Department of Housing and Urban Development/ Department of Transportation/ Environmental Protection Agency) HUD/DOT/EPA

Smart Growth and Sustainable Preservation of Existing and Historic Buildings  (Environmental Protection Agency)

Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities (International City/County Management Association - report funded by EPA)

Cover - Older, Smaller, BetterOlder, Smaller, Better: Measuring How the Character of Buildings and Blocks Influences Urban Vitality  (National Trust for Historic Preservation)

Older, Smaller, Better in Tucson (National Trust for Historic Preservation/Urban Land Institute)

Implementing Instructions - Sustainable Locations for Federal Facilities (Council on Environmental Quality)

Federal Resources for Sustainable Rural Communities (Partnership for Sustainable Communities)

Guidance for Federal Agencies on Sustainable Practices for Designed Landscapes (Council on Environmental Quality)

Partnership for Building Reuse: Learning from Los Angeles (National Trust for Historic Preservation/Urban Land Institute)

Partnership for Building Reuse: Retrofitting Philadelphia (National Trust for Historic Preservation/Urban Land Institute)

Partnership for Building Reuse: Building on Baltimore’s History (National Trust for Historic Preservation/Urban Land Institute)

Partnership for Building Reuse: Building on Chicagoís Strengths (National Trust for Historic Preservation/Urban Land Institute)

Partnership for Building Reuse: Unlocking the Potential of Detroitís Neighborhoods (National Trust for Historic Preservation/Urban Land Institute)

Tribal Green Building Toolkit (Environmental Protection Agency)

Atlas of Re-Urbanism (National Trust for Historic Preservation/Urban Land Institute)

Info from State Historic Preservation Officers

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Elevation Design Guidelines For Historic Buildings in the Louisiana GO Zone


Elevation Design Guidelines For Historic Homes in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Region

South Carolina


Presentations from Seattle ACHP Meeting, August 2011

The following presentations were delivered in conjunction with the ACHP’s In conjunction with August 2011 ACHP meeting in Seattle.

Sustainability and Preservation: Sharing the Same Tent by Jayson Antonoff, Energy / Climate Change Policy Advisor, City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development

Seattle 2030 District: A Groundbreaking High-Performance Building District in Downtown Seattle by Peter Dobrovolny, Project Manager-City Team, Seattle 2030 District

National Trust for Historic Preservation: Sustainability Program Overview by Patrice Frey, Director of Sustainability, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Ric Cochrane, Project Manager, Preservation Green Lab


Updated December 6, 2016

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