The preservation of historic and existing buildings is crucial to achieving a sustainable future for our Nation’s older communities. As interest in increasing energy efficiency and reducing operating costs grows, the National Center aims to provide leadership for the historic preservation community, taking meaningful, immediate and measureable actions to generate solutions that improve the performance of the existing building stock and create complimentary value for historic properties.
|Symposium: Preservation Meets Sustainability, June 25||05/03/2010|
|Sustaining Cultural Resources: NCPTT Architecture and Engineering Program 2009 Annual Report|
For the past several years, NCPTT’s Architecture and Engineering program has been working to understand the potential impact of climate change on cultural resources and conversely, the impact of cultural resources on climate change. Working with a variety of partners, the National Center has promoted historic preservation as an important component of sustainable development. Conservation ...
|Sustainability Guidelines Interactive Web Feature Launched|
Technical Preservation Services is pleased to announce that The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation & Illustrated Guidelines on Sustainability for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings are now available as an interactive web feature.
|Saving Windows Saving Money: Evaluating the Energy Performance of Window Retrofit and Replacement (2012-02)|
Retrofitting windows with high performance enhancements can result in substantial energy savings across a variety of climate zones. Selecting options that retain and retrofit existing windows are the most cost effective way to achieve these energy savings and to lower a home’s carbon footprint. Retrofits extend the life of existing windows, avoid production of new ...
|Project team explores forgotten African American History||07/01/2011|
|Preservation Institute: Nantucket|
NCPTT’s Andrew Ferrell and Kirk Cordell served as guest instructors for the University of Florida’s Preservation Institute: Nantucket. They lectured on the role NCPTT plays in facilitating research and training in innovative technologies for historic preservation. Particular topics included NCPTT’s grants program, sustainable preservation, preservation trades training, and disaster response and planning for cultural resources.
|Pocantico Proclamation on Sustainability and Historic Preservation|
This past November the Friends of NCPTT and the National Trust for Historic Preservation convened a small group of experts to discuss historic preservation and environmental sustainability. After two days of intense discussions, the group developed the core of the Pocantico Proclamation on Sustainability and Historic Preservation. While a good starting point to further discussion on ...
|New NPS Guidelines on Sustainability Available||06/03/2011|
|New Guidance for Installing Solar Panels on Historic Properties|
TPS published new online guidance for Solar Panels on Historic Properties to showcase successful projects that have added solar energy systems to historic buildings, districts, and landscapes. The guidance will be updated with additional examples over time.
|NCPTT experiences Rocky Mountain High-Tech at the Association for Preservation Technology Conference||10/09/2010|
|Lead Paint and Historic Buildings, Training Manual (2002-07)|
In 2000, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) published an NCPTT funded training manual on the subject of lead paint and historic buildings.
|Historic Tax Credits Spur Sustainable Rehabilitation||08/01/2012|
|Guide for Use of Wood Preservatives in Historic Structures (2012-10)|
This document provides guidance on wood preservation options in the context of historic preservation. Preserving wooden building materials is critical to historic preservation practitioners. Biodeterioration can be minimized through design, construction practices, maintenance, and, if neces¬sary, by use of wood preservatives. Moisture is the primary cause of biodeterioration, and if exposure to moisture cannot be ...
|Green Design and the Economy of Sustainability (Podcast 12)|
In this edition of the Preservation Technology Podcast we join NCPTT’s Jessica Cleaver as she speaks with Tracy Nelson, director of the Historic Building Recovery Grant Program, about sustainability and historic preservation. Download as an mp3 or subscribe via iTunes.
|Courses: Sustainability and Stein Communities, 21-22 May||05/03/2010|
|Conference: “Growing Green: Traditional Building and Sustainable Development” (Oct. 20-23, 2010)||08/23/2010|
|Call to Action – NPS Cultural Resources Programs|
In preparation for its approaching 100th anniversary in 2016, the National Park Service (NPS) has published A Call to Action: Preparing for a Second Century of Stewardship and Engagement to help chart a path for our second hundred years. As we look to establish priorities and focus our efforts on areas likely to have the most ...
|2011 GreenGov Symposium|
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced today that its second annual GreenGov Symposium, which aims to bring together leaders from government, the private sector, non-profits and academia to identify opportunities to create jobs, grow clean energy industries, and curb pollution by greening the Federal Government, will be held in Washington, DC on ...
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