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Reduce, Reuse, Rehab: New Insulation Options for a Greener Historic Home

The energy efficiency benefits of insulation are easily achieved and widely understood. While preservationists generally do not recommend its installation between walls of historic buildings – due to its potentially damaging effects to historic materials, high cost, and less effective energy savings – insulation installed in the attic and roof can save a historic-home owner […]

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Columns: September 2008

President’s Message Historic buildings are renewable resources. With proper care and maintenance, they can last for generations. Unfortunately, current public policy promotes the expansion of urban sprawl and does little to encourage the rehabilitation of buildings, whether historic or not. The Pew Center on Global Climate Change estimates that 43 percent of carbon emissions in […]

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