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Sustainability (National Park Service)

NTHP Site.JPGSustainable Communities (National Trust for Historic Preservation)

Sustainable Historic Preservation (Whole Building Design Guide)

Sustainability and Historic Federal Buildings (ACHP)

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

Sec Standards.JPGThe 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)

Weatherization Guide for Older and Historic Buildings (National Trust for Historic Preservation)

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

Solar Panels on Historic Properties (National Park Service)

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

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

Solar Panels and Historic Preservation (National Trust for Historic Preservation)

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

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)

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)

Tribal Green Building Toolkit (Environmental Protection Agency)

Climate Change

Coastal Adaptation Strategies: Case Studies (National Park Service)

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

Cover - National Landmarks At Risk

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)

Preservation Leadership Forum Blog – Climate Change (National Trust for Historic Preservation)

Climate Change International

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)

Info from State Historic Preservation Officers

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 3, 2015

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