Because we love classic architecture, this article caught our eye.  Combining the effort of saving historic properties and improving them with sustainable or green standards,  seems a win win for all professions.  A new saying has been going around….“The greenest building is the one that is already built.”

This article from Building Green, examines that claim, looking at the most common historic preservation standards and at some of the challenges and opportunities that owners, designers, and contractors face in handling historic property. Several case studies address common areas of concern, including energy efficiency, and recommendations follow.  For the full article: