- Why Preserve?
- How to Preserve?
- Community Advocacy
- Preservation Economics
According to the U.S. Green Building Council, in the United States alone, buildings account for:
Recycling historic buildings is an effective way to achieve sustainability through historic preservation as the following before and after pictures of successful historic rehabilitation projects illustrate.
|202-208 N. 19th Street, Richmond: Before|
|202-208 N. 19th Street, Richmond: After|
|1108 Porter Street, Richmond: Before|
|1108 Porter Street, Richmond: After|
|3002 E. Broad Street, Richmond: Before|
|3002 E. Broad Street, Richmond: After|
Both green building and historic preservation advocates agree that demolishing historic structures effectively wastes both the natural resources and energy expended to create the building. In fact, many components used to build historic properties represent high levels of embodied energy and offer excellent durability characteristics.