24 Jan '12, 6pm

The green dividend from reusing older buildings:

The green dividend from reusing older buildings:

We already know that, in many cases, retaining older buildings - especially those of architectural or historic character - can strengthen the enduring legacy and enjoyment of a community. But is it good for the environment? Lots of people think so, including architect Carl Elefante , who coined the wonderful phrase, “the greenest building is one that is already built,” because you don’t have to use environmental resources in constructing its replacement. (I have added that the phrase is most likely to be true if the building is in the right context .) But, especially considering the advanced green technology available for new construction, do the facts back that up? The Preservation Green Lab of the National Trust for Historic Preservation has just released a detailed new study (available here ) directly addressing these important questions. The study concludes that it can...

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