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Reduce, Reuse, Rehab: Architectural Salvage Stores: An Environmentally and Community-Friendly Alternative

Are you thinking about renovating your historic property in the upcoming months? Or maybe you would like to replace your front door with one that is architecturally appropriate? Before you start work, consider your local architectural salvage store. These stores offer an environmentally friendly way to complete home renovations, whether you are donating objects or […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Rehab: Historic Preservation and the Green Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing

The concept of a historic home often conjures up images of pristine columns, sweeping vistas, and exquisitely detailed facades, as seen in famous properties like Mount Vernon or Monticello. While many historic homes in the United States do in fact feature intricate decoration and grand swaths of land, the predominant concepts of historic homes often […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Rehab: LEED-EB:O&M : An Acronym To Take Advantage Of

Acronyms. We just can’t seem to get through the day without encountering them. Almost every aspect of an American lifestyle incorporates acronyms: from television (ABC, ESPN) to retail (IKEA, CVS), from universities (UCLA, NYU) to slang (LOL, ASAP), even words we don’t realize are acronyms such as scuba (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus) and laser (light […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Rehab: Building Rehabilitation is Sustainability in Practice

Historic preservation is fundamentally sustainable in that its practice uses existing built resources and encourages reinvestment in older communities. The Trust for Architectural Easements actively seeks to incorporate the principles of sustainability into its work practices and in its own office environment. To demonstrate our dedication to this mission, we are issuing Reduce, Reuse, Rehab, […]

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